Sunday, 27th July 2014

Walk: Fleetwith Pike, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable, Haystacks
Start Point: Gatesgarth Farm Grid Reference: NY 195 150
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 4,200 feet
Time: 7 hours
Weather: A mixed day with sun, showers and hill fog. Very pleasant walking temperature.
Comments: Two ladies joined the leader for this strenuous walk around the Western Fells. We began with a steep climb up Fleetwith Edge to Fleetwith Pike and continued on through the old slate mine before visiting the summits of Grey Knotts, Brandreth and Green Gable. After crossing Windy Gap, we made our way to the summit of Great Gable, which was sadly shrouded in fog. The descent to Beck Head was made very tricky because of the greasy rocks but we all made it, albeit carefully. From Beck Head we followed Moses Trod for a time before our last climb of the day over Haystacks. With the car now in sight we made our descent via Scarth Gap.

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Fleetwith Pike

Fleetwith Pike

The old quarry

Grey Knotts

Ennerdale and Buttermere from Gillercomb Head

Great Gable

Wasdale Head from Moses Trod

Innonimate Tarn

Haystacks

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