14th December 2008



Wainwright Guidebook

The Western Fells



Ascent: 597 Mtrs  1958 Ft
Wainwrights: 1,  Haystacks
Weather: Dry ,Overcast ,Freezing On Tops
Parking: Gatesgarth Farm near Buttermere
Walking With: Stephen Harrison
Ordnance Survey: OL4 (1:25)
Time Taken:  

Map and Photo Gallery


On our way to Buttermere & a quick picture of Dewent Water & Catbells under mist

Haystacks seen here from Gatesgarth Farm


Reflections on Buttermere

Haystacks & I’m not sure what the weather is going to do this morning ,You can see the cloud creeping in & out just as quick as it came in

Haystacks ,Warnscale Bottom & Fleetwith Pike

High Crag seen from the Scarth Gap Pass

Looking back down Scarth Gap Pass with the cloud rolling in yet again

Buttermere & Crummock Water from the top Scarth Gap Pass with a very white snow topped looking Grasmoor

Oh  No ,. Who gave Ste the Map ? now where in trouble !


Making our way down to very Frozen Inominate Tarn.



A seduled Inominate Tarn ,Just the way I like it

Green Gable & Windy Gap to the left & Kirk Fell On the right


Views in to The Ennerdale Valley with a snow topped Pillar on the left

We were perched right above Black Sail Hut ,eating our sandwiches & drinking coffee just taking it all in


A frozen Black Beck Tarn

The sun making a rare glimpse looking towards Grey Knotts  & Green Gable


Great Gable making a show through the cloud

Pillar Rock to the right

Mellbreak centre ,And a very peaceful looking Buttermere & Crummock Water seen here from Wanscale Bottom


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