Innominate Tarn on Haystacks From Honister Slate Mine 25th May 2010.

I did not start this walk until midday and had only intended to go as far as the drumhouse foundations. The weather was not so hot as it had been the last few days and made walking much more comfortable. I reached the drumhouse ruins and decided to carry on to Dubs Quarry and then return. But when I arrived at the quarry and saw the path to Haystacks on the other side of Warnscale Beck I thought why not go for it. I am glad I did.

Honister Slate Mine from the disused tramway path to Dubs Quarry.
Honister Slate Mine from the disused tramway path to Dubs Quarry.

 

The Quarry Road
The quarry road that I walked up yesterday.

 

Looking back to Honister Pass
Looking back down to Honister Pass.

 

Another view of the quarry road.
Another view of the quarry road that I walked up yesterday 24th May.

 

Picture taken from the ruined Drumhouse foundations.
This picture was taken from the ruined Drumhouse foundations.

 

The view from the tramway path with Haystacks and High Stile in the foreground and Pillar with it's head in the cloud beyond.
The view from the tramway path with Haystacks and High Stile in the foreground and Pillar with it's head in the cloud beyond. Shall I go on to Dubs Quarry? Yes I will.

 

Dubs Quarry and the path leading up to Haystacks beyond.
Dubs Quarry and the path leading up to Haystacks beyond.

 

The bothy at Dubs Quarry.
The bothy at Dubs Quarry.

 

Haystacks and the path leading to it from Dubs Quarry.
Haystacks and the path leading to it from Dubs Quarry. After crossing Warnscale Beck, this is the path I took.

 

The views of Buttermere and Crummock Water now begin to open out.
The views of Buttermere and Crummock Water now begin to open out.

 

Haystacks, High Stile, Mellbreak and Rannerdale Knotts.
Left to right: Haystacks, High Stile, Mellbreak and Rannerdale Knotts.

 

Little Round How.
Little Round How.

 

Picture of path.
At the top the path goes left over the small col on the left of the picture.

 

The scenery get even better. Warnscale Beck flowing down into Buttermere.
The scenery get even better. Warnscale Beck flowing down into Buttermere.

 

Buttermere and Crummock water.
Another view.

 

Blackbeck Tarn.
Blackbeck Tarn. Great Gable is beyond in the clouds.

 

The path from Blackbeck Tarn to Innominate Tarn.
The path from Blackbeck Tarn to Innominate Tarn leads off to the right.

 

The path starts to climb a little. The outflow from Blackbeck Tarn disappears down the deep chasm on the right before joining Warnscale Beck way down in the valley below.
The path starts to climb a little. The outflow from Blackbeck Tarn disappears down the deep chasm on the right before joining Warnscale Beck way down in the valley below.

 

Another view of path
A slightly wider view.

 

The pitched path leading up to Innominate Tarn.
The pitched path leading up to Innominate Tarn.

 

View of Buttermere Valley
Another picturesque view of the valley.

 

Another deep abyss taking the waters of a small beck down into the valley.
Another deep abyss taking the waters of a small beck down into the valley. The Fell opposite is Fleetwith Pike.

 

Innominate Tarn
Innominate Tarn with a back drop of Looking Stead and Pillar. Thanks to the person who kindly took the photo for me.

 

Pillar from the tarn.
Another view of Pillar from the tarn.

 

Kirkfell from Innominate Tarn
The fell beyond is Kirkfell.

 

Looking Stead, Pillar and Pillar Rock.
Looking Stead, Pillar and Pillar Rock.

 

Green Gable and Great Gable from tarn
The fells beyond are Brandreth (I think) then Green Gable and Great Gable with it's head in the cloud.

 

Great Gable and Kirkfell.
Brandreth? Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirkfell.

 

Pillar from tarn
Rather underexposed ( 1/250 at f 7 ) so I will call this a study of silouettes and mirrors. Pillar and it's rock look nice though.

 

Pillar from tarn
This is a better picture. As it was getting rather late in the afternoon I decided to put off the walk to haystacks summit for another day and begin making my way back to Honister Pass.

 

Black lamb and mother.
The black sheep of the family and mother on the way back down to Blackbeck Tarn.

 

Fleetwith Pike.
Fleetwith Pike.

 

Wider view of Fleetwith Pike.
And a wider view.

 

Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirkfell.
Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirkfell.

 

Buttermere and Crummock Water.
Buttermere and Crummock again.

 

Fleetwith Pike.
Fleetwith Pike.

 

Buttermere.
I turned right here towards Little Round How and Warnscale Beck.

 

Little Round How and Dubs Quarry.
Little Round How and Dubs Quarry.

 

The view of Pillar, Haystacks and High Stile across Warnscale Beck from Dubs Quarry.
The view of Pillar, Haystacks and High Stile across Warnscale Beck from Dubs Quarry.

 

Dubs Quarry
From the quarry I start walking back to the Honister Pass over the tramway.

 

The Tramway route back down to Honister Pass.
The Tramway route back down to Honister Pass.

 

The Tramway route back down to Honister Pass.
Getting closer.

 

Honister Pass and Slate Mine
I can see my car parked in the Youth Hostel National Trust car park from here.

Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS.

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