Monday, 6th June 2016

Walk: Hayeswater, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Beacon, High Street, The Knott, Hayeswater, Filter House
Start Point: Hartsop Grid Reference: NY 410 130
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 2,600 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: Sunny and hot
Comments: With a section of the footpath from Hartsop closed we had to detour via the Filter House. Consequently we continued on to Hayeswater then made our own way across Gray Crags' flanks to join the main path above the rocky outcrop. After reaching Gray Crag's summit cairn we enjoyed pleasant walking to Thornthwaite Beacon. From here we followed the main path to the High Street trig point and on to The Knott. After descending to Hayeswater we retraced our steps to Hartsop.

Brackenrigg Inn . . .

has lovely views across Ullswater

A sign explains the project, but not the reason for our detour . . .

past the Filter House . . .

Hayeswater Beck

Pat inspects the cairn on Gray Crag

Thornthwaite Beacon . . .

and High Street

Haweswater with Kidsty Pike on the left . . .

and Riggindale on the right

From The Knott we have a good view of High Street.
The fell's flat summit was also used as a venue for summer fairs by the local population
in the 18th and 19th centuries. People from the surrounding valleys would gather every
year on 12 July to return stray sheep to their owners; games and wrestling would
also take place as well as horse racing.

John and Crystal, from Colorado, stopped to check that
they were on the correct path for the Coast to Coast

Enjoying Hayeswater before . . .

descending back past the Filter House

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