Haystacks

 

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Haystacks for Buttermere

Haystacks from the northern shores of Buttermere

Warnscale Bottom

View of Haystacks from track into Warnscale from Gatesgarth

Haystacks bluebells

The Haystacks bluebells from beside the path to Scarth Gap near Low Wax Knott

From Dubs Quarry

Haystacks, overtopped by Pillar, from Dubs Quarry

From Peggy's Bridge

Haystacks from Peggy's Bridge

Bluebells are bluebells

The Haystacks bluebells, remnant of a long lost woodland understorey

summit outcrop

Concave contorted bedrock on the summit of Haystacks with Robinson directly beyond

Looking to the head of Ennerdale

The head of Ennerdale from the summit cairn, with Great Gable the focal fell

Warnscale Bottom from Warnscale Head

Warnscale Bottom from the quarryman's path in Warnscale Head

Warnscale bothy

Warnscale Head bothy backed by the typically heavily shadowed cliffs of Haystacks

Walkers on the ridge coming from Green Crag

Walkers on the popular ridge trod, with Green Crag behind

View from Green Crag

Haystacks and High Crag from the top of Green Crag

Sneak glimpse into the Buttermere vale from the top of the Black Beck ravine

Sneak glimpse into the Buttermere vale from the top of the Black Beck ravine (a no-go ascent or descent!)

Ridge path leading from Beck Beck

The inviting ridge path leading on from the Black Beck ford

Blackbeck Tarn

The largest single sheet of water on Haystacks, Blackbeck Tarn, from the outflow

Heather rock and marsh the top of Haystacks

Heather and rock, a scene typical of Haystacks' intriguing plateau, with Fleetwith Pike in the background

Innominate Tarn

The much photographed Innominate Tarn, many an idle moment has been spent gazing into these shallow waters, reflecting the sky and life

Cloud wreathed Great Gable

A cloud-wreathed Great Gable, with Innominate Tarn below, as seen from the summit of Haystacks

Tightly contorted lava on the top of the Big Stack

Tightly contorted lava on the top of the Big Stack

The North-Western Fells from Haystacks

The North-Western Fells from Haystacks

Big Stack as seen during the ascent from Scarth Gap

Big Stack as seen during the ascent from Scarth Gap

Cairn in Scarth Gap

Cairn in Scarth Gap

Haystacks from High Wax Knott

Haystacks from High Wax Knott

Who goes there? Ewe know who!

Who goes there? Ewe know who!

Haystacks' bluebells up close

Haystacks' bluebells up close, with the bracken threatening to envelope

Black Sail Hut

Black Sail Hut, a haven for walkers and bikers

Black Sail on another day, with the seasonal wardens' Defender at hand

Black Sail on another day, with the seasonal wardens' trusty 300 DTI at hand

Pillar from the south side of Scarth Gap

The Pillar flank of Ennerdale from the south side of Scarth Gap

Moraine below Loft Beck

Moraine below Loft Beck

Haystacks ridge fence

Looking to the summit from the ridge fence
 
 
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