Wednesday 8th June 2011

 

Start Point : Honister Slate Mine (NY 224 136)

                   

Distance : 6.5 miles          Height Ascended : 730 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

A look across Fleetwith Pike's summit cairn to Haystacks - behind Pillar remains shrouded over.

 

The Buttermere valley from the summit.

 

The High Stile group.

 

The full northwesterly prospect is one of Lakeland's finest.

 

Dappled sunlight brightens up the scene on the descent towards Dub Quarry.

 

Haystacks also catches the light…………………

 

……………......but all remains gloomy beyond.

 

Looking back up Fleetwith Pike, Grasmoor looms large in the distance.

 

Brandreth over BlackbeckTarn.

 

Crossing Black Beck.

 

Warnscale Bottom.

Innominate Tarn - the top of Pillar still remains hidden.............

 

…………....but Pillar Rock is highlighted against the tumbling cloud base.

 

Wild Ennerdale.

 

Looking down on Innominate Tarn as more clouds scud over Grey Knotts and Brandreth.

 

Haystacks northern summit cairn usually regarded as the true summit.

 

Hetty.

 

Passing sunburst on High Crag.

 

Something catches Hetty's attention.

 

Crummock Water and Buttermere from Haystacks.

 

Haystacks summit tarn and the summit (x2).

 

Perched boulder on a rock platform  - note the profile in shadow. Some women have faces that that.

(AW’s words not mine!!)

 

Looking back from the short climb to Brandreth.

 

Slightly higher and a little wetter.

 

Base Brown and Glaramara from Brandreth.

 

Looking along the ridge to Grey Knotts.