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Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth
Introduction to Walk 1289

Photo from the walk - Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 2500 feet / 758 metres

Grade - moderate

Starting from the shores of Buttermere this Lake District walk includes both Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks. Do not be put off by the climb to Fleetwith Pike's summit - it is a wonderful path offering superlative views. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1153
The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2642
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Buttermere Horseshoe
Grade - very hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1732
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Buttermere, Coledale and Newlands circuit
Grade - hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1011
1.7 miles / 2.7 km away
Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1142
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2609
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2735
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Circular
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1065
2.1 miles / 3.4 km away
Haystacks from Honister Pass
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1112
2.1 miles / 3.4 km away
Great Gable from Honister Pass
Grade - hard
Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
Walk 2539
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1114
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via Corridor Route
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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