Wainwright chose for his ashes to be scattered near the summit of this peak, at Innominate Tarn, and with good reason, for the tarn itself is an elevated and secluded spot of great attractiveness, encircled on all sides by majestic peaks. The great man said of this fell that ”for beauty, variety and interesting detail, for sheer fascination and unique individuality, the summit-area of Haystacks is supreme. This is in fact the best fell-top of all - a place of great charm and fairyland attractiveness.” This says it all, and even on a less than ideal day, the photos below hopefully confirm his words. The ascent was from Honister Hause and back via the path to Brandreth. Good views of, in particular, the Gables, Kirk Fell and Pillar, High Crag and down Buttermere and Ennerdale. (Distance: 5.17 miles/8.43 km., ascent: 2046 ft./624 m.) P.S. “Haystacks” apparently means (something like) “high crags”.

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