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