Hay Stacks (Haystacks)
The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Paul Macey walked up on June 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] C295 [with] Luke [weather] High Level cloud
Jeremy Torrance climbed on October 8th, 2021 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Jon Stu [weather] Good autumn
Ian Cox bagged on July 9th, 2021 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [with] Nicola Cox [weather] Bright but cloudy, with some low cloud, but stayed just above us
Michael Austin hiked on October 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] C295
Mark Hazelton summited on June 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth Farm via Peggy's Bridge, scrath Gap pass & back via Warnscale Bottom [with] Family and Pepper [weather] Sunny
Catherine Hill conquered on April 20th, 2019 [from/via/route] Route tbc but set out up the hill from Sykes farm cafe in Buttermere [with] Karen and Hazel [weather] Dry,sunny, hot - Quote busy, it was Easter. Delicious afternoon tea at Sykes farm cafe as a reward 😄
John Hanlon scaled on September 16th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hotel- Borrowdale Gates, started from Gatesgarth carpark Buttermere [with] Gail, followed easy day walk [weather] Sunny - 2 Wainwrights walk, Haystacks & Fleetwith Pike
Claire Murray walked up on November 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] £4 to park at farm [with] Just myself [weather] Sunny & beautiful
Darren Wilson climbed on August 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] Buttermere, Great Borne,Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Fleetwith Pike [with] Mike [weather] Good day - Clear day good views
Martin Woods bagged on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth Park [with] Mrs woods [weather] sunny 30 degrees - missed the turn to fleetwith ended up at the slate mine
Phil Higgins hiked on December 30th, 2008 [from/via/route] Scarth Gap. Descent via Iominate Tarn & Warnscale [with] Tilly [weather] Bright, cold day - With Tilly.
Andrew Johnson summited on January 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [with] Ted [weather] Overcast & very windy
Christine Shepherd conquered on June 4th, 2007 [from/via/route] I walked from Honister using walk c151 [with] On my own [weather] Warm & clear - Climbed again on 29.8.17. This was the last fell of a glorious day's walking. Unfortunately, a slip on Haystacks meant that I walked back down to Buttermere limping with a bit of a hole in my knee.
Robin Thorne scaled during May, 2018 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast Walk [with] Jon Thorne [weather] Sunny
Richard Marchant walked up on June 1st, 2009 [from/via/route] Parked at the East end of Buttermere we walked across the fields & ascended Hay Stacks via Warnscale & the Scarth Gap Pass & on to the top of Hay Stacks & lunch at the top. We then descended down to Warnscale Bottom & back to the car for an well earned Ice Cream. [with] Alison my wife and two lads James and Thomas [weather] A hot sunny day - A weeks holiday in the Lakes with the family & this was one of the boys very first mountains & an awesome day out.
Richard Beardsley climbed on April 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked route C295. Parked car at Gatesgarth, £4 all day. Commenced walk at 1045hrs. [with] Gillian, Lisa, Andy, Abigail and Jessica. [weather] Beautiful sunny day, a bit cold on the summits, occasionally cloudy. - Final assent of Haystacks a bit of a scramble, had lunch at the top 1245hrs.
John Bryers bagged on August 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] Sixth of 7 Wainwrights today. Camped at Syke Farm, Buttermere. Walked along Crummock water from Scale bridge Scale force, traversing Starling Dodd to join ridge path to top of Great Bourne returning via Starling Dodd & on to Red Pike & High Stile & High Crag & across to Haystacks. [with] With Mya my faithful Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Weather blustery with occasional showers with some strong cool winds for August! - Once bagged, headed to Fleetwith Pike & home as the legs were getting tired now!
Neil Heywood hiked on July 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] Scarth Gap [weather] Sunny
Lucy Perchard summited on May 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] Ascent from Buttermere & then onto Fleetwith Pike [with] Tony [weather] Sunny spells - Can see why Haystacks was one of Wainwrights favourite
Simon Myerscough conquered on October 2nd, 2005 [with] Matthew & Martin [weather] Sunny with occasional cloud, quite warm - My first peak bagging walk
Steve Cookson scaled on April 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] Slate Mine at Honister [with] Gillie [weather] Dry
John Almond walked up on August 10th, 2017 [from/via/route] go4awalk c295 (reversed) - Gatescarth - Fleetwith Edge - Fleetwith Pike - HAYSTACKS - Scarth Gap - Wainwright 101 [with] Solo [weather] Good
Iain Jones climbed on July 29th, 2017 [from/via/route] Honister Hause (The Wainwright 60 - Day 1 (Ennerdale)) [with] Graeme High
Stephen Eddy bagged on June 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [with] Mike Woodhouse,Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Cloudy - En route up Fleetwith Pike
Andrew Chrimes hiked on September 3rd, 2012 [from/via/route] Honister Hause, Little Round How, Innominate Tarn, Haystacks [with] Solo [weather] Fine & Dry
Andy Betesta summited on June 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth Farm [with] Wendy, Jane, Alan, Chris & Derek [weather] Mostly cloudy. Windy. Warm at times
Chris Sheard conquered on October 17th, 2004 [from/via/route] Up from Blacksail [with] George & Baz [weather] Partly sunny - Lovely conclusion to days in Blacksail
Graham Staples scaled on April 21st, 2017 [from/via/route] Bottom of Buttermer [with] Peter Tesar and John Winchcombe [weather] Bit misty & windy - Very hard at start & hard descent off Fleetwith Pike
Leon Harvey walked up on June 11th, 2016 [with] Solo
Gillian Atkinson climbed on September 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] from buttermere from honister pass from fleetwith edge [with] with jane with tony and alan on own
Mark Davidson has bagged [with] Jill Willo [weather] Sunny & warm
Andrew Joss hiked on October 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere [weather] Sunny with a little cloud
Christina Lander summited on July 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere - Scale Force - Red Pike - High Stile - High Crag - Hay Stacks - Gatesgarth [with] Dick, Kath & Mick [weather] Drizzle at first but dry later on
Anthony Scott conquered on June 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] YHA Ennerdale [with] me [weather] Rain imminent! - Suprisingly scrambly in places. Lots of fake tops. Windy!
Christine Flitcroft scaled on August 15th, 2010 [with] Mike [weather] sunny
Carrie Stewart walked up on June 5th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Daniel [weather] Hot & sunny. Bit hazy.
Elaine Evans climbed on May 6th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Honister slate mine to Haystacks & returned by same route. [with] Sue [weather] Beautiful - warm with a gentle breeze. - Very few people walking this route at same time as us but met lots of people on the way back.
Elizabeth Dawson bagged during January, 2014 [with] Keith, Mike & Alice [weather] Icy rain
Richard Marshall hiked on April 24th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Volkan and Bo [weather] Mixed wet morning dry afternoon
Andrew Wood summited on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] C295 map [with] Adele [weather] Cool but sunny
Tony Rogerson conquered on February 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite to Buttermere [with] Lynn [weather] Low cloud clearing later
Matthew Fee scaled on August 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Green Garth Farm [with] Bob [weather] Overcast but warm - Total walk including Fleetwith took 3hr 5mins
Nick Dobson walked up on July 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] Buttermere Gatesgarth [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Warm but cloudy - Went on to bag Fleetwith Pike & descend back to Gatesgarth
Claire Lloyd climbed on August 27th, 2003 [from/via/route] From Buttermere [with] James 9, Daniel 7 Ethan 4.5 (Ethan's first Wainwright)
Stephen Reader bagged on May 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] Up Fleetwith Ridge & via Dubbs Quarry, then down via Scarth Gap. [with] Bev & Afia - Lunch by Innominate Tarn
Heulwen Hindson hiked on May 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] go4awalk walk used started & ended at Gatesgarth. [with] Paul Hindson and Walley [weather] misty then cleared to sunny - Lovely walk. Bank Holiday so lots of walkers. Walley adored it.
David Noble summited on November 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] Honister Pass Seatoller [with] Chris [weather] Drizzle - Remembrance Sunday Sunday 11th May 2015 Lakes mega meet
Ian Mccole conquered on April 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Dee, Isla, Niamh and Vinnie [weather] Fine
Jim Powell scaled on September 19th, 2012 [from/via/route] Via Scarth Gap pass. starting from Gatesgarth [with] Wife Michelle [weather] Sunny clear
John Nicholson walked up on November 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] Start ay Gatesgarth farm & up to Scarth gap, return same way [with] Bob & Charlie [weather] mixed, rain early in walks & then sunnyish - rememberance day walk
Kevin Parnham climbed on December 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Honister Pass & from Green Gable [with] Jo [weather] Cold & windy with intermittent cloud - Lots of people on Haystacks
Martyn Howarth bagged on May 9th, 2007 [from/via/route] From Buttermere. [with] Angela Eagling. [weather] Not bad - quite a bit of cloud, but plenty of sunshine along the way. Quite cold for time of year & windy. - Ang's first Wainwright.
Andy Gibbs hiked during September, 2010 [from/via/route] From Buttermere [with] Jake, Gav & Eddie [weather] Excellent
Graeme Russell summited on May 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] from Gatesgarth Farm clockwise along Warnscale Bottom, past the Tarns & down through Scarth Gap [with] Stew, Roxy and Archie [weather] Good
Michael Goodwin conquered on August 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] buttermere [with] wife [weather] nice sunny - beautiful walk alongside Buttermere lake up Haystacks & back along other side of lake .
Ann Davis scaled on September 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] gatesgarth farm [with] blissfully quiet [weather] sunny - 6am bus from kendal then the 0840 from keswick to buttermere ...empty :-)
Mark Cummins walked up on August 25th, 2010 [with] Sue, Tasha and Jess - With Sue, Tasha & Jess. The climb up to Haystacks was long & difficult but once at the top the views were great. Looking from Haystacks to Fleetwith Pike we felt we could never make it but it wasn't that bad. Nice view of the slate mine on the way up & the view across Buttermere & Crummock Water was amazing. Very fast down to the car but a bit of a scramble.
Clive Ward climbed on July 24th, 2014 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth circuit. See Great Gable [with] Ian J and 6 others [weather] Perfect
Mike Jackson bagged on March 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] On my own.. [weather] Dry.. - From the village around Buttermere up to Haystacks & back around the other side of the lake, glorious..
Louis Smith hiked during August, 2012 [with] Bec [weather] Cloudy mainly some sunny spells - First Wainwright. Based at Dale Garth B&B
Charlie Housley summited on May 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Followed the path from the slate mine car park & along the mine track & past Dubs Quarry. [with] Joanna. [weather] Glorious day all day. - First of four Wainwrights today; plan to finish off at Red Pike (Buttermere) & walk everything in-between.
Mark Thwaites conquered on May 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] buttermere [with] Myself [weather] Good, sunny. - Wonderful walk! Recommend walking the west shore route.
Joanne Mcgawley scaled on May 3rd, 2014 [with] Rich [weather] Dry but Windy - 11.15 Miles
Claire Kirk walked up on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [weather] Cold but dry & clear
Nicola Parkinson climbed on March 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] c228 from Buttermere [with] Stu [weather] So windy I could have been blown away.
Steve Frank bagged on May 10th, 2008 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Jackie Frank, Tracy Brown, John [weather] Fine
Michael Lewis hiked during April, 2009 [with] Just Tara and me
Darren Mortimer summited on January 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Cold with mist & an odd bit of sunshine - The Wainwrights have been bagged with Haystacks being the last one. Started 30th July 2011 & finished 11th January 2014.
Gill Watson conquered on April 4th, 2006 [with] G.Ru.P.S. - from Honister
Carl Murphy scaled on October 15th, 2008 [from/via/route] fleetwith pike [weather] foggy
Marcus Bradshaw walked up on October 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Honister Pass via Fleetwith Pike [with] Marcus & Janey [weather] Very windy but good visibility. - Had lunch at one one the tarns which we have now named Janey's Tarn.
Trevor Copley climbed on August 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Ads [weather] Cloudy but not misty - Was a quick up to summit for the much rewarded triple biscuit & pay my respects to AW & then down for ice cream.
Tim Buckley bagged on October 30th, 2009 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth, Peggy's Bridge, Scarth Gap Pass, Scarth Gap & up to the top. [with] Lynne, Esther, Naomi and Amy. [weather] Clear, dry but very windy. - The small tarns on the top are very picturesque. Views all round are great. I can understand why Wainwright chose this fell for his ashes.
Beth Webster hiked on June 19th, 2012 [with] Hannah Phillips
Dave Eyes summited on August 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Buttermere, along lake & up to Haystacks [with] Christine Eyes [weather] high cloud, good views
Gerry Smith conquered on July 19th, 2013 [from/via/route] Garthgate Car park [with] alone [weather] Hot & humid. - became dehydrated.Stayed at Keswick YHA
Doug Martin scaled on June 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] Fleetwith Pike [with] Fellwalkers [weather] Dry
Harry Meijer walked up on April 28th, 2013 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth,Buttermere [with] The Lake District Walker
Peter Harris has climbed [from/via/route] Honister Hause
Phyllis Mcgibbon bagged on August 31st, 2008 - Again on 25/06/12.
Paul Cordon hiked on April 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth-Peggys Bridge-ScarthGap Pass-Hay Stack-Innominate Tarn-Black Beck Tarn-Gatesgarth [with] Alan Tim John Richard Mark Richard Ken Alf Steve [weather] Clear Sunny
Wayne Baxter summited on April 16th, 2009 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth, Hay stacks Gatesgarth [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy
Phillip Bulley conquered on August 18th, 2011 [from/via/route] Scarth Gap [with] David [weather] Sunny & warm
Raymond Barnett scaled on December 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Honister [with] myself [weather] cold & misty
Leona Skelton walked up during August, 2008 [from/via/route] Buttermere [weather] Hot - Inominate Tarn - beautiful!
Paul Carmichael climbed on November 16th, 2012 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Neil Hopkin [weather] Wet
Michael Lee bagged on November 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth & Fleetwith Pike [with] Jill [weather] Sunny & snowy - Lovely walk!
Iain Taylor hiked on August 15th, 2010 [from/via/route] Buttermere (NY 17756 17088)
Jacqueline Debbie Tonks summited during September, 2012 [from/via/route] Buttermere [weather] rain, later clear - good views, difficult stream to cross on decent
Lee Mutch conquered on September 9th, 2012 [with] John Black [weather] Clear Sunny day - Dinner at the Twa Dogs
Simon Smith scaled on June 4th, 2012 [weather] Glorious. - Not difficult to see why this was Wainwright's favourite summit - varied & interesting terrain with spectacular views. Fortunately we picked a perfect day to enjoy it.
Mr Davison walked up during August, 2011 [from/via/route] from gatesgarth buttermere [with] jenny davison [weather] sunny
Tony Aspden climbed on March 29th, 2005 [from/via/route] Buttermere via Fleetwith Pike & Inominate Tarn [with] Andy [weather] Clear - Also walked 12/06/2012 whilst doing C2C
Stephen Littlewood bagged on August 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] from Buttermre [weather] overcast & windy - ridge walk from Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag & Haystacks 17mile round trip
Christine Knowles hiked on May 23rd, 2012 [from/via/route] From Seatoller via Honister slate mine & Fleetwith Pike [with] Graham [weather] Very hot
Cheryl Hawkes summited on June 25th, 2009 [with] Steve
Lisa Cooke conquered on May 19th, 2012 [from/via/route] gatesgarth to fleetwith [with] ben moore [weather] hazy at first but uninterupted views all day & lovely & sunny in the afternoon - great walk parked between crummock & buttermere
Chris Bramley scaled on March 10th, 2012 [from/via/route] Bottom up the valley [with] Jaqui, Bake [weather] Misty & wet clearing - Climbed up death climb next
Aileen Robinson walked up on August 15th, 2011 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth Farm, Scarth Gap, Haystacks, Black Beck Tarn, edge of Fleetwith Pike, Wannsdale Bottom, Gatesgarth Farm [with] Denise [weather] Walked up in sunshine, rain coming in at top, a bit of drizzle, sunny on way down - Fantastic views.
Ross Dougherty climbed on June 5th, 2011 [from/via/route] Route c228 [with] Carl [weather] Overcast
Alex Jones, Mark Smith, Karen Lythgoe, Maxine Down, Wendy Sockett, David Hughes, Jane Wilkinson, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Paul Woodhouse, Mr M A Blanchard, John Grimes, Paul Kendell, Bill Salisbury , Jo Dixon, Adrian Sherriff, David Shaw, John Walter, David Laws, Simon Clark, Carl Abbott, Edward Wells, Colin Neild, Stephanie King, Karen Mountain, Victoria Bates, Dennis Brown, David Butterfield, Robert Maclean, Adam Shewry, David Buttress, Jonathan Tobin, Mike Wilson, Pam Armstrong, Patricia Dilley, David Sheret, Simon Duerden, Martin Antcliff, Colin Egan, Michael Nolan, Sarah Lowe, Phil Clark, Tracey Cowell, Paul Booth, Richard Price, Tracey Cordes, David Kelley, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Paul Ford, John Kendall, Adrian Roberts, Paul Henderson, Louise Sandwith, Libby Burns, John Cuthbert, Adrian Cawley, Carol Juden, Patrick Buckland, Robin Scott, Chris Turner, Rob Barklamb, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Andy Nicholls, Jeanette Coward, Pete Howes, Jacqui Smith, Anthony Charlson, John Tippins, Ray O'hara, Doug Jeffries, Linda Walker, Darren Gallagher, John Southward and Bernie Pottrell have all walked, climbed & bagged Hay Stacks (Haystacks).
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