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Address: England
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Height(m) 590
Height(ft) 1936
Our Rating Rating is 4 out of 5
Location Lake District: Central Fells
National Park Lake District
Grid Reference NY194132
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Hill Classification Trail 100, Wainwright

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Average reviews rating is 4

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Ranked 3 of 6 hills in Lake District: Central Fells

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rating is 4.5

Route variety

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rating is 4.5

LFTO Review

Wainwright’s resting place, Haystacks has, without question, something about it. Often dismissed as a mere knoll, Haystacks has  fine north-west cliffs, serene Blackbeck Tarn – and just a lovely feel to it.

Best route: up Scarth Gap from Peggy’s Bridge.



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  • A gem


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    Wow factorrating is 4
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    Even though Haystacks is surrounded by other imposing fells it stands firmly proud in its own right. My walk was from Honister pass and it contained many gems and the path was varied. Well worth a visit!

    (Written by: quinncy)

    15 August 2011 13:29

  • One of the best Views in the country!


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    Bristol, UK

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    Wow factorrating is 5
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    Haystacks is special. An absolute must walk fell. Wainwright had his ashes scattered here for good reason. The fell is easily climbed and rewards the walker with a splendid view of Buttermere and Crummock water that rivals any view in Britain!. Walkers of any age can manage a walk up Haystacks.

    (Written by: Jordanesq)

    29 June 2009 14:45