26th February 2005

An icy walk over Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike.


Walk Overview
Time 10.00 to 15.50
Duration 5 hr 50 min
Distance 5 mile
Ascent 2533 ft
Walking with Members of the Wainwright Society and OFC club members
Gatesgarth - Scarth Gap Pass - Haystacks - Innominate Tarn - Blackbeck Tarn - Dubs Quarry - Honister Crag - Fleetwith Pike - Gatesgarth
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

Looking back to Peggy's Bridge and Gatesgarth from the bottom of Scarth Gap Pass.

Buttermere from Scarth Gap Pass.

Fleetwith Pike and Warnscale Bottom.

Buttermere again from Scarth Gap Pass, this time with Crummock Water in the distance.

Taking a picture of you, taking a picture of me.
Jill and Andrew between Scarth Gap Pass and Haystacks summit.

From the steep rocky section below Haystacks, with Buttermere and Crummock Water below us.

Haystacks "summit" Tarn.

Haystacks summit.

Innominate Tarn.

Buttermere and Crummock Water from the path between Innominate Tarn and Blackbeck Tarn.

From the same place this time looking along the path we followed to Blackbeck Tarn.

Looking out from Blackbeck Tarn's outflow.

A snow capped High Crag from the route to Dubbs Quarry.

Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater (in the distance) from Honister Crag summit.

Looking Back towards Honister Crag from Fleetwith Pike.

The very steep descent off Fleetwith Pike with Honister Pass below us.

One last picture of Buttermere and Crummock Water this one was taken from Fleetwith Edge.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks