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Haystacks, Seathwaite

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Haystacks, or Hay Stacks, is a hill in England's Lake District, situated at the south-eastern end of the Buttermere Valley. Although not of any great elevation (597 m, 1,958 ft), Haystacks has become one of the most popular fells in the area. This fame is partly due to the writings of Alfred Wainwright, who espoused its attractions and chose it as the place where he wanted his ashes scattered. Its large, undulating summit contains many rock formations, tarns and hidden recesses.

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  • Completed this hike today..as someone who.is overweight and not very fit I did struggle on the way up.. but taking regular breaks and breathers til I got my breath back helped a lot.. once I got to... 
    Completed this hike today..as someone who.is overweight and not very fit I did struggle on the way up.. but taking regular breaks and breathers til I got my breath back helped a lot.. once I got to...  more »
  • We did Hay Stacks today, after wed walked around Buttermere. Starting at Gatesgarth we did it in an anti-clockwise direction. It took us nearly four hours and the distance was nearly 5 miles. We... 
    We did Hay Stacks today, after wed walked around Buttermere. Starting at Gatesgarth we did it in an anti-clockwise direction. It took us nearly four hours and the distance was nearly 5 miles. We...  more »
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  • Absolutely rubbish if finding needles.
  • beautiful place

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