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A Honister Round from Buttermere

Wainwrights: Brandreth, Dale Head, Grey Knotts, Haystacks, Hindscarth, Robinson
Hewitts: Brandreth, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson

Date walked: 30/11/2019

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 18.7km

Ascent: 1523m

Another yomp with Karl. Cold and frosty this time, with quite a lot of ice about. Took our microspkes just in case but didn't need them in the end, though the frosty rocks slowed us down in places.

Drove over Newlands Pass, which was a bit dicey, parked just above Buttermere village and set off at 9.20am. Down through village to lake, along lake-side and up to Scarth Gap. Big party of folks going up here. Over Haystacks to Blackbeck Tarn then up Brandreth, along to Grey Knotts and down to the Honister Slate Mines, where we stopped for lunch and coffee. On up Dale Head, along to Hindscarth then Robinson. Sun setting by now. Down across Buttermere Moss and descent from High Snockrigg in fading light. Lights of Buttermere coming on, sickle moon and stars appearing.

Finished with a meal in the Fish Inn as a pre-Christmas celebration. Drove home over Whinlatter. Nice day, enjoyable walk. :D

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Fleetwith Pike from foot of Buttermere


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Haystacks from the path up to Scarth Gap


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Fleetwith Pike from the path up to Scarth Gap


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Haystacks from Scarth Gap


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Tarn on Haystacks, lightly frozen


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Pillar from Haystacks


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Ennerdale Water and High Crag from Haystacks


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High Crag, Crummock Water and the Grasmoor fells, from Haystacks


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Robinson, Skiddaw, Hindscarth and Dale Head with Fleetwith Pike in front, from Haystacks


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Grey Knotts, Brandreth and the Gables, from Haystacks


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Brandreth and the Gables from Innominate Tarn


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Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth


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Red Pike, Scoat Fell and Pillar, from Brandreth


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Glaramara with Base Brown in front, from Brandreth


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Borrowdale and Helvellyn range from Brandreth


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View west from Grey Knotts


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Dale Head from Grey Knotts


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Borrowdale, the Dodds and Helvellyn, from Grey Knotts


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Honister Slate Works - lunch stop!


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Honister Crag and Buttermere from the path up Dale Head


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Newlands Valley and Skiddaw, from Dale Head


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Hindscarth from Dale Head


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High Spy from Dale Head


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Cloud-capped Gable, from Dale Head


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Cairn on summit of Dale Head, looking north


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Pillar from Dale Head


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Grasmoor, Eel Crag, Grisedale Pike, from Hindscarth


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Causey Pike and Skiddaw, from Hindscarth


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Gable and Kirk Fell, from Hindscarth


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Pillar from Hindscarth


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Dale Head from Hindscarth


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Robinson from Hindscarth


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Dale Head from Robinson


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Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Loweswater, from Robinson


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Grasmoor, Wandope and Eel Crag, from Robinson


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Skiddaw and Blencathra, from Robinson


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Gable and Kirk Fell, from Robinson


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Sun setting behind High Stile, from Robinson


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Buttermere village beckons in the twighlight



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2019

Trips: 15
Distance: 222.35 km
Ascent: 17651m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 16
Wainwrights 22

2018

Trips: 13
Distance: 185.7 km
Ascent: 12938m
Munros: 5
Hewitts: 18
Wainwrights 19

2017

Trips: 20
Distance: 324.06 km
Ascent: 21443m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 12
Hewitts: 54
Wainwrights 47

2016

Trips: 27
Distance: 432.8 km
Ascent: 27445m
Munros: 25
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 12
Hewitts: 23
Wainwrights 28

2015

Trips: 19
Distance: 302.6 km
Ascent: 16073m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 2
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 18
Wainwrights 28

2014

Trips: 13
Distance: 246.3 km
Ascent: 12584m
Munros: 10
Hewitts: 22
Wainwrights 22

2006

Trips: 1
Ascent: 2365m


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