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Haystacks with a Bothy Trip.

Haystacks with a Bothy Trip.


Postby A Drunken Taffer » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:48 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Haystacks

Date walked: 20/01/2017

Time taken: 24

Distance: 10 km

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First Night Out of 2017

I've decided that this year I will try to increase the amount of nights out in the wild. I'm hoping for at least once per month, but we will see what life brings.

To start off I decided to visit the lovely Warnscale Bothy, and have a wander over Haystacks the next day. I parked on the road leading up to Honnister Slate Mine, and took the well defined path along the valley, and up between Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks; heading off to the bothy near the summit.

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Spent a warm night in here, the MBA have recently updated the stove and the roof of the bothy and it was a delightful night!

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The next morning I set off early, walking back up towards Dubs Hut, and then over the top of Haystacks. It was a stunning clear day giving outstanding views.

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I walked down from Haystacks to the lake shore, and then back along the road to the car. An outstanding first night out of 2017, and not cold at all!
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Re: Haystacks with a Bothy Trip.

Postby ChrisW » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:33 am

A bothy never looks so cosy mate :lol: I've been considering a few overnighters for this year myself but I'm a few months off hiking season yet :roll:
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