16th July 2004

A quarry an old workmans hut and a very steep climb.


Walk Overview
Time 15:10 to 17:55
Duration 2 hr 45 min
Distance 4.2 mile
Ascent 2133 ft
Walking with On my own
Gatesgarth Farm - Fleetwith Edge - Fleetwith Pike - Honister Quarries (dis) - Dismantled Tramway (path) - Warnscale Bottom - Gatesgarth Farm
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere

This is an incredibly popular parking spot that fills up very early in the day. If you arrive here to find it full, simply continue towards Honister Pass where there is usually spaces available on the couple of small car parks found along here.

I think this car park is actually owned by Gatesgarth Farm. There is a full day charge but every time I come here the price is different.
More often than not you've find a van here selling refreshments.


Route Map

Buttermere with Mellbreak behind, from near the bottom of the path up Fleetwith Pike. The road in the bottom right of the picture is Honister Pass.

From the route up Fleetwith Pike looking across to Great Gable (just in the cloud) with Green Gable to the left and the bulk of Kirk Fell on its right. The path you can see running into the bottom right of the picture is the one I used for my route back down to Warnscale Bottom.

Looking back down the path up Fleetwith Pike down to Buttermere and Crummock Water.

Looking across the side of Robinson, High Snockrigg, and Whiteless Pike to Grasmoor.

Fleetwith Pike summit. The fells behind are Great Gable, Scafell and Kirk Fell.

Grey Knotts from Fleetwith Pike. The fells in the background R - L are Scafell, Great Gable, Green Gable, Great End, Esk Pike and Bow Fell.

The view down to Buttermere, Crummock Water and just in view behind Mellbreak is Loweswater from Fleetwith Pike summit.

Looking down Burnt Scarth to Honister Pass.

The Borrowdale Fells from above the Quarry.

Honister Quarry.

The Borrowdale Fells again from the quarry.

Dubs Hut.

Fleetwith Pike from the path down to Warnscale Bottom.

Green Crag from Warnscale Bottom.

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