|Fleetwith Pike from the farm|
|memorial cross to Fanny Mercer|
|looking back down Fleetwith Edge|
|looking back over Buttermere from the first false summit|
But the walk is a real pleasure as every time you stop for breath you can turn around and enjoy the Buttermere panorama as it opens up.
|Haystacks from the walk up Fleetwith Pike|
As you gain height you draw level with the summit of Haystacks and this gives the confidence to push on. A few short scrambles are necessary but they are good natured ones.
Soon enough you find yourself on the summit plain, which comes entirely unexpected when you approach from the Buttermere side.
|Haystacks and a distant Pillar from Fleetwith Pike summit|
|Great Gable andh the distant Scafell range|
Heading down the south of Fleetwith Pike for Dubs Quarry you descend a few hundred feet coming to cross Warnscale Beck. The walk starts going back up as you start on the approach to Haystacks.
|old mining buildings at Dubs Quarry|
|Green and Great Gable rising behind Innominate Tarn|
From here the walk took us upwards towards High Rise - to be continued next week....