Hay Stacks

Overview
Height: 1,958 Feet 597 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 193 131
Area: Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Seven

This is in fact the best fell-top of all - a place of great charm and fairyland attractiveness. Seen from a distance, these qualities are not suspected : indeed on the contrary, the appearance of Haystacks is almost repellent when viewed from the higher surrounding peaks: black are its bones and black is its flesh. With its thick covering of heather it is dark and sombre even when the sun sparkles the waters of its many tarns, gloomy and mysterious even under a blue sky: There are fierce crags and rough screes and outcrops that will be grittier still when the authors ashes are scattered here.

"One can forget even a raging toothache on Haystacks"

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

The Buttermere Pines with Haystacks.

Pillar from Innominate Tarn.

The Gables and Kirk Fell seen from Innominate Tarn, Haystacks.

Haystacks seen over Seat.

Haystacks seen over the top of Scarth Gap.

The un-named Tarn close to Haystacks summit.

Looking Stead and Pillar from Innominate Tarn.

The Haystacks Memoria Plaque, Buttermere Church.

 

There are 9 walks to choose from including Hay Stacks

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 15 Fleetwith Pike to Great Borne

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28th May 2016
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet - 1,373 Meters
MILES: 13.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Fleetwith Pike - Hay Stacks - High Crag - High Stile - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Starling Dodd - Great Borne
ROUTE: Top of Honister Pass - Honister Mines - Fleetwith Pike - Dubs Bottom - Blackbeck Tarn - Innominate Tarn - Hay Stacks - Top of Scarth Gap Pass - Seat - Gamlin End - High Crag - High Stile - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Little Dodd - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Top of Red Gill - Whiteoak Moss - Scales Force - Buttermere Dubbs - The Fish Inn, Buttermere
 

Red Pike to Fleethwith Pike from Buttermere

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17th October 2015
ASCENT: 4'600 Feet - 1,403 Meters
MILES: 10.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Red Pike (Buttermere) - High Stile - High Crag - Haystacks - Fleetwith Pike
ROUTE: Buttermere - Buttermere Dubs - Old Burtness - Bleaberry Tarn - The Saddle - Red Pike (Buttermere) - High Stile - High Crag - Gamlin End - Seat - Top of Scarth Gap Pass - Hay Stacks - Innominate Tarn - Black Beck Tarn - Warnscale Beck - Dubs Hut - Fleetwith Pike - Fleetwith Edge - Gatesgarth Farm - Road back to Buttermere
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 7 -The Buttermere Skyline

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18th April 2015
ASCENT: 4,000 Feet - 1,219 Metres
MILES: 14.5
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Honister Crag - Fleetwith Pike South West Top - Fleetwith Pike - High Crag - High Stile - Chapel Crags - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Dodd - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Great Borne North Top
ROUTE: Top of Honister Pass - Bell Crags - Honister Crag - Fleetwith Pike South West Top - Fleetwuth Pike - Dubs Bottom - Blackbeck Tarn - Innominate Tarn - Hay Stacks - Top of Scarth Gap Pass - Seat - Gamlin End - High Crag - High Stile - Chapel Crags - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Dodd - Little Dodd - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Great Borne North Top - Floutern Tarn - Whiteoak Moss - Scales Force - Buttermere Dubbs - The Fish Hotel, Buttermere
 

Four Passes from Seatoller

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16th June 2013
ASCENT: 3,625  Feet 1,105 Metres
MILES: 13.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Haystacks
ROUTE: Seatoller – Seathwaite Bridge – Seathwaite Farm – Stockley Bridge – Styhead Gill – Styhead Tarn – Styhead Pass – Moses Trod – Wasdale Head – Black Sail Pass – Black Sail Hut – Scarth Gap Pass – Hay Stacks – Innominate Tarn – Blackbeck Tarn – Little Round How – Old Tramway Path – Honistor Hause – Honistor Pass – Seatoller
 

Red Pike to Fleetwith Pike

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17th February 2013
ASCENT: 4,750 Feet, 1,448 Metres
MILES: 9.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Red Pike (Buttermere) – High Stile – High Crag – Haystacks – Fleetwith Pike
ROUTE: Buttermere – Old Burtness – Bleaberry Tarn – Red Pike – High Stile – High Crag – Gamlin End – Seat – Scarth Gap – Haystacks – Blackbeck Tarn – Warnscale Beck – Dubs Hut – Dubs Bottom – Fleetwith Pike – Fleetwith Edge – Buttermere Lake Path – Buttermere
 

Great Gable Remembrance Day Service

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11th November 2012
ASCENT: 2,400 Ft, 716 Meters
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Green Gable – Great Gable – Haystacks
ROUTE: Honister Slate Mine – Gillercomb Head – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Windy Gap – Moses Trod – Haystacks – Innominate Tarn – Blackbeck Tarn – Dubs Bottom – Dubs Hut – Honister Slate Mine
 

Red Pike to Haystacks

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19th February 2012
ASCENT: 4,000 Feet, 1,220 Metres
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag & Haystacks
ROUTE: Buttermere – Old Burtness – Bleaberry Tarn – Red Pike – High Stile – High Crag – Gamlin End – Seat – Scarth Gap – Haystacks – Blackbeck Tarn – Warnscale Beck – Warnscale bottom – Gatesgarth – Buttermere
 

Haystacks With Owen

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6th June 2009
ASCENT: 597 Mtrs  1958Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Haystacks
ROUTE: xxxx
 

Haystacks

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14th December 2008
ASCENT: 597 Mtrs  1958 Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 1,  Haystacks
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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