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    Does anyone have a good route for haystacks?

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    Yep... the Ennerdale Horseshoe from Ennerdale Bridge. You'll spend the first half of the walk wondering if you'll ever reach Haystacks, and by far the longer half of the walk wondering if you'll ever get back to Ennerdale Bridge. But... oh... what a brilliant route!

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    Do you know what the start grid ref is Paddy?

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    its ok ive found it

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    whats the route, through ennerdale forest to haystacks then past buttermere on the way back?

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    No... with all 'horseshoe' routes, the plan is to stay as high as possible from start to finish. Haystacks is the least of your problems, because first you have to climb Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag. After Haystacks, you still have to climb Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Pillar, Scoat Fell, Haycock, Caw Fell, Iron Crag and Crag Fell.

    It nearly killed me and my pal! Enjoy!

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    It would depend on how far you want to walk. Paddy's Ennerdale Horseshoe is a classic walk of around 25 miles with around 8500 feet of ascent.

    The easiest way to do Haystacks is from Gatescarth Farm at the Buttermere of the Honister Pass. Ascent is via the Scarth Gap Pass turning off at the top to the left for the final walk up to Haystacks. Descent can be either down the Warnscale Bottom path or if you wanted could be combined with an ascent of Fleetwith Pike and then descend back to your start point.

    REgards,

    Dave

    http://www.wainwright-wanderings.co.uk/

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    thanks, how long do you think that would take? I might stay at the bothy near Haystacks if its a long one.

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