Hay Stacks

Haystacks sketch by Andy Beck, pen and watercolour

Wainwright summit*: GR: NY19336 13204 1900′ approx True height: GR: NY19335 13151 1959′ 597m

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Topographical features: The Wainwright summit is the northernmost cairn on the ridge of rock east of the summit tarn and at the southern end of the same ridge the true summit is marked with another cairn (illustrated below).

Points of interest: Wainwright’s favourite fell, where his ashes were scattered.

Tarns: Several tarns on the summit and numerous smaller pools. The summit tarn has no official name. Innominate tarn and Blackbeck tarn are the two main areas of standing water on the extensive top of the fell.

Waterfalls: At least two good waterfalls in Warnscale Beck

Adjoining Fells: Brandreth, High Crag

Nearest facilities: Car parking

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