This is one of the most popular mountains in the Lake District. Many walkers make a pilgrimage to Haystacks and Innominate Tarn, which was the great Alfred Wainwright’s favourite summit and where he chose to have his ashes scattered. After a walk from Gatesgarth to the col at Scarth Gap, there is a rocky scramble to the summit, before dropping down to a wonderful picnic spot by the tarn. The route descends to the valley via the distinctive Warnscale Beck.
The walk offers an excellent outlook of England’s highest mountains and fabulous views of the valley.