|Name of walk||Red Pike to High Crag from Buttermere on a Blue Sky Day|
|Date of walk||2006-07-18|
|Distance walked (miles)||7|
|Duration of walk||0 hours 0 minutes|
|Weather||Blue skies and sunshine|
|Peaks on walk||Red Pike High Stile, High Crag|
|Parking||Roadside above Buttermere Church|
Set off from Barrow at just after eight in the morning and got to Buttermere village about 10.15 and were ready to roll by 10.30.
The view shows Dodd on the right (Red Pike is behind it) and High Stile on the left. Bleaberry Tarn is in the dip.
Fleetwith Pike at the far end of Buttermere.
Grasmoor behind me
Bleaberry Tarn below.
Over the otherside is Ennerdale.
Close up showing a bit of Derwent Water and Catbells and on towards Keswick.
Now time to move on to High Stile.
From High Stile back to Red Pike and Dodd. You can see how steep it was from this. The last hundred foot or so was pure scree and very slippery.
Me on summit of High Stile.
Now moving on to High Crag.
Down now to Seat with Haystacks just beyond. In the middle from left to right is Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell with the scafells behind. Ennerdale valley below.
More steep scree on way down to Seat.
At this point we had run out of water so we had to head off and find a stream. I took three bottles with me but it was nowhere near adequate, but any more would have been too heavy to carry. We headed off down via Gamlin End to meet Scarth Gap, the route down from Haystacks.
Water was crystal clear! So we drunk our fill.
Fleetwith Pike on the left and Haystacks on the right.
Down towards Gatesgarth at the head of Buttermere.
Reflections are back as its now nearly seven pm and very still.
End of the Lake so not far now. Got to the pub about seven thirty. Did we need a drink!
Stopped at Thirlmere on the way home.
Home at 10.15. A long day but super views.