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Haystacks

Haystacks



Grid Reference: NY 19338 13206
Height: 597 metres/1959 feet

"For sustained interest, impressive crag scenery, beautiful views, and a most delightful arrangement of tarns and rocky peaks, this short mountain excursion ranks with the very best."
A Wainwright

Haystacks, despite being less than 2000 ft in height is held in high regard by almost all who know the Lake District. It's summit ridge, covered in rocky outcrops and tarns is a wonderful excursion from the Buttermere Valley and Innominate Tarn, half way along the summit ridge with it's outstanding views over Great Gable and Pillar was chosen by guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright as the spot where his ashes would be scattered after his death.

The two main tarns on this ridge, Innominate Tarn and Blackbeck Tarn are both outstanding, with wonderful views from both, possibly the best being from just above Blackbeck Tarn with the summing view looking over the tarn and down to the valley below with booth Crummock Water and Buttermere in view below.

On a good day the view from the rocky summit of Haystacks is breathtaking, with a clear view north west along the Buttermere Valley to the Solway Coast and across the Solway to Scotland.

  1. Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 7km / 4.5 miles
    Ascent: 760m / 2500ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A shorter walk but at times over rough ground, glorious views over Buttermere and the higher fells

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  2. Great Gable & Haystacks

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 14.2km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1220m / 3800ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A shorter walk but at times over rough ground, glorious views over Buttermere and the higher fells

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  3. Fleetwith Pike from Glaramara

    The Buttermere Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1880m / 6220ft
    Duration: 10 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very long day above Buttermere with glorious views thoughout

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  4. The Ennerdale Valley

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
    Minimum Group Size: 3
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    One of the longest day walks in the Lake District, but a wonderful rewarding day in beautiful mountains

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  5. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail

    £120.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 2600m / 8500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Two days of hard walking over rough ground with a night at the most remote Youth Hotel in England

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  6. Buttermere Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £50.00

    Special Price £40.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: Up to 14km / 9 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 980m / 3200ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Two classic walks above Buttermere including the High Stile ridge and Haystacks

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  7. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge

    £175.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very long walk over rough ground, a great very hard challenge event

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  8. On the summit of Great End

    10 Peak Challenge

    £70.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2500m / 8300ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long walk over rough ground crossing some of the highest peaks in England

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