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Haystacks from Honister Pass
Introduction to Walk 1065

Photo from the walk - Haystacks from Honister Pass

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 1700 feet / 515 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - moderate

Haystacks was Wainwright's favourite Lake District fell and this walk from Honister Pass is excellent. Offering the feel of Lakeland mountains without too much effort this route is full of interest and Wainwright's choice soon becomes obvious. The route includes some interesting industrial archaeology passing the old slate quarries in the area. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Haystacks. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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

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