Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks
Back to the Lakes for me and joined by one old friend and one new one. I’d agreed to meet Rambling Pete and his friend Steph (recently back from living in Canada and eager to get back in the UK hills) at Honister to have a wander.
Route Description: Honister, Bell Crags, Honister Crag (Black Star), Fleetwith Pike, Dub Quarry, Green Crag, Haystacks, Seavy Knott, C2C path beneath Grey Knotts, Tramway, Honister.
Notes: Cold on tops, no wind to speak of, clouding over towards the end. Great day out with Pete and his mate Steph, lots of gawping at the views, stopping and chatting, home-made Ginger Nuts at Blackbeck Tarn and ignorant walkers who refused to budge from the summit of Haystacks, even though we obviously wanted to record the ascent by taking photos of the summit cairn. All in all a great day and one of the slowest walks I’ve ever done – too much gassing and gawping!
I’ll not apologise in advance for the photo-heavy nature of this walk entry, it was quite a good day for photos 🙂