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Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks: Lake District Walking Routes

Distance: 13.1 miles

Ascent: 3858ft


Dodd: 2103ft

Red Pike: 2476ft

High Raise: 2500ft

High Crag: 2441ft

Seat: 1840ft

Haystacks: 1958ft

An amazing day on the Buttermere Horseshoe; I have been in cloud inversions before, but to have one last nearly for the entire day was sublime. The route is a classic, the steep pull up to Red Pike then a relatively level track over to the descent off Seat, before a short scramble up to finish on Wainwrights favourite fell: Haystacks.

A misty island in Crummock Water
A misty island in Crummock Water

Inversion in the Buttermere Valley
Inversion in the Buttermere Valley

cloud inversion lake district
The twin lakes of Buttermere and Crummock are under the cloud

ennerdale Valley
Looking into the Ennerdale Valley from Red Pike

The shore of Buttermere

Herdwick Sheep
The iconic Herdwick Sheep

Disclaimer: This is an account of my walk, it is not a guide. Do not go on a walk on these fells based solely off this guide. Remember, the fells are dangerous if you are unprepared and inexperienced.

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