8th September 2013

today's walk: Fleetwith Pike to Buttermere village

the Honister Rambler bus heads for Buttermere after dropping me and a couple of others at Gatescarth Farm

Haystacks from the foot of Fleetwith Pike

looking back over Gatesgarth Farm to Buttermere

looking down into the valley heading up towards Honister Pass

looking up the ridge of Fleetwith Pike (into the sun) as I join it

Haystacks from the ridge

the lower part of the ridge with Crummock Water now in sight

view from the ridge of my descent path (on the left) and Warnscale Beck

looking down the upper part of the ridge

the road from Honister Pass far below

Fleetwith Pike summit looking to the Gables and Kirk Fell

a more scenic cairn a few yards southwest of the summit looking down to Buttermere and Crummock Water

heading down to the quarries with the Gables still prominent ahead

Dubs Hut - an old quarry hut which can now be booked for an overnight stay via Honister Slate Mines

descending from Dubs Hut with Crag Hill and High Stile ahead

falls in Warnscale Beck

looking down to Warnscale Bottom

looking back up Warnscale Beck from near the bottom

Warnscale Beck running into Buttermere

looking back up the valley with my descent path on the left

looking over the head of Buttermere to Fleetwith Pike

Fleetwith Pike from the foot of Buttermere ..

.. and the classic shot up Buttermere from this bit of fence