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stunning view

The view over lake Buttermere is superb and most of the way up is easy even for hobby adventurers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Berlin, Germany
Another must to bag.

Me and my boys have climbed this mountain a few times now, there are a couple of routes, one... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view over lake Buttermere is superb and most of the way up is easy even for hobby adventurers. Only the last view meters over the pass require some climbing.

Thank Meuchler
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Me and my boys have climbed this mountain a few times now, there are a couple of routes, one tougher than the other, fantastic views. It is well worth a climb and I can see why it was Wainwrights favourite, be aware of the weather,...More

4  Thank colinhutchison241736
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The great man rests here and I’m so glad that I made this climb. I’m now over 70 and to be honest I did not find the climb that demanding. You need to pace yourself along the gradual & steeper climb. The NT & Fix...More

2  Thank Rosslareharbour
Reviewed 8 July 2018

First of all like climbing on any mountain you have to look at the weather and also your own levels of fitness and this can vary day to day, especially if you are staying in a hostel and don't get much sleep. You need to...More

Thank RSC
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Went on a seven mile hike. The weather was dry, but quite cool. Ascended about 1000ft. Not suitable for the unfit. One requires stout footwear and a good map. The signage

1  Thank EAMON F
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We walked up from Gatesgarth via Warnscale Beck and Green Crag to the top. Quite a steep pull and several people on the summit. We dropped down via Scarth Gap which involved some scrambling and followed the path to Peggy's Bridge and back to the...More

1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was by far the highlight of our week. We started off at the far end of the lake and walked along the lake first before the ascent. There is a defined footpath until you get to Scarth Gap Pass then you get to the...More

2  Thank V1CC16
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We set off for this walk from Gatesgarth Farm where there is a £4 fee to park(as previously mentioned in other reviews). It starts with a flat and leisurely walk towards Peggy's Bridge then the uphill begins as you walk around a clump of trees....More

Thank Kapowell17
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a walk not to be missed. Haystacks was Wainwright's favourite walk and for good reason. My dad and I started our walk from Honister Hause, initially walking up the steep track at the back of the car park. Once you get up to...More

1  Thank scubanormksi
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Just up this first hill is the hardest bit they said. Won't take long they said. They lied (probably just to get me up there!) By they I mean my boyfriend and his friends who are experienced at fell walking/ climbing mountains etc. I loved...More

2  Thank katiebob88
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Response from Graham J | Reviewed this property |
I'd buy an ordinance survey map before venturing on the fells as nothing is marked