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Name:Haystacks (Tilberthwaite)
Hill number:3883
Height:423m / 1388ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Birkett
(B)
Grid ref:NY 30063 01393
Summit feature:rock 10m N of cairn
Drop:19m
Col:404m  NY 3001 0145  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL6N OL7N
Survey:Abney level
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Birkett 3 with PeteDave Geere10/11/2019
From Hawk Rigg. NOT direct - crag on the direct line, go slightly N or S to avoid.Isbjorn14/10/2019
A clockwise circuit of the Tilberthwaite Fells while the clag clung to the higher hills.. Tilberthwaite-Yewdale Beck-Blake Rigg-Haystacks-Hawk Rigg-Birk Fell Man-High Fell-Great Intake then followed track down through quarry back to Tilberthwaite. On own.MorecambeMonkey05/10/2019
LAST DAY OF A WEEK AT LANGDLAE CAMPSITE AND STILL FINE AND DRY. STARTED IN LITTLE LANGDALE AT FELL PLACE AND FOLLOWED TRACK AND WALL UP TO COL THEN LEFT OVER LADDER STILE TO GREAT INTAKE. THEN FOLLOWED BIRKETT'S ROUTE OVER HIGH FELL AND HAWK RIGG. DROPPED ONTO GOOD PATH TO DO BIRK FELL MAN AND BACK, THEN CONTINUED BIRKETT'S ROUTE OVER HAYSTACKS, BLAKE RIGG, KITTY CRAG, LONG CRAG, HIGH WYTHOW, LOW WYTHOW AND BRACKENY CRAG. A LONG DAY BUT COMPLETED 31 BIRKETTS IN A WEEK FROM LANGDALE.BURGESS14/07/2019
From Tilberthwaite for a round of 11 Berketts.rhalstead22/04/2019
From Hawk Rigg, on to Blake Rigg.Wycombe Wanderer14/04/2019
A round of 6 Tilberthwaite hills from free parking area (NY 3063 0100). Blake Rigg -> Haystacks -> Hawk Rigg -> Birk Fell Man -> High Fell -> Great Intake. Returned via the (working) quarry track. Nice round over some rough and steep ground, minor scrambling invloved.jonglew21/01/2019
A short day with Dave bagging the Tilberthwaite Birketts. Parked at High Tilberthwaite carpark, walked to Cathedral Quarry cavern and Slaters Bridge then up to Great Intake, High Fell, Hawk Rigg, Haystacks (Tilberthwaite) and Blake Rigg. Constant drizzle, some heavier showers, a grey wet day; but mild and no wind.Skip01/12/2018
Debs and Tali. Birthday Birketts. 11 to the east and south of WetherlamMountain Goat23/10/2018
Done with Richard Turner in very windy conditions also taking in Haystacks, High Fell, Hawk Rigg, Great Intake, Low Fell, Birk Fells, Kitty Crag, High Wythow & Low Wythhowfalunty23/10/2018
On the Wetherlam round from Tilberthwaite.BobHancock25/08/2018
Grassy climb in a pastoral landscape with decaying old Larch trees, but lovely, an appropriately named knoll of a hill. M and Cadpig sunbathed in warm afternoon Spring sunshine.Karmakarl14/04/2018
CJ BW MJ KJ SW JW LISHAchrisj196513/04/2018
KeithByTheC24/11/2017
Very enjoyable short round from Tilberthwaite using Moorsman's route to start and Dry Cove Bottom path to finish.Grand views throughout but especially from Great Intake.Visited Great Intake-High Fell-Hawk Rigg-Haystacks-Blake Rigg.With Oscar.catman19/09/2017
With Catman.oscarrosie19/09/2017
A clockwise circuit of the 6 local Birketts, #2bardolph17/04/2017
Start Low Tilberthwaite,Great intake, High Fell,Birk Fell Man,Hawk Rigg,Haystacks,Blake Rigg,Kitty Crag,Long Crag,High Wythow,Low Wythow,Brackeny Crag,Low Tilberthwaite.Sunny spells and breezy.Approx 8.5 miles and over 2,000 ft of climbing.jocks106/04/2017
Parked in the large car park in Tilberthwaite. The 5th summit in a round of the 11 Tilberthwaite & Yewdale Fell Birketts (inc. Birk Fell Man), starting with Great Intake & finishing on Brackeny Crag. (PM)gerrybowes24/03/2017
Last Lakes day of 2016, bagging a few Birketts north of Coniston from Tilberthwaite. Nice morning with mist above 550m so stuck to lower fells. Blake Rigg - HAYSTACKS - Hawk Rigg - High Fell - Birk Man - Great Intakecitygent29/12/2016
Wetherlam Birketts CircuitAjm031007/11/2016
On Birkett round from TilberthwaiteNorthender26/03/2016
Wetherlam, Birk fell, Hawk Rigg, High Fell, Low Fell, Haystacks and Blake Rigg then back to Coniston bus stop via Yewdale Fells.Eddie03/02/2016
From Tilberthwaite with A,C,M &N on way up to Wetherlam via a few Birketts.PeterD27/12/2015
Birkett Old Man Dirty Dozen - PupLittledave10/12/2015
From Tilberthwaite car park. Blake Rigg, Haystacks, Hawk Rigg, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Great Intake - Low Fell and Holme Fell. Some great views over the Wrynose pass and out to the Langdale Pikes.AlunRees3122/07/2015
From Tilberthwaite car park. Blake Rigg, Haystacks, Hawk Rigg, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Great Intake - Low Fell and Holme Fell. Some great views over the Wrynose pass and out to the Langdale Pikes.Alunrees3322/07/2015
Solosimon and co19/06/2015
On a fine but windy day with Viv, Barbara, Kath, Roger and Peter from East Lancs LDWA. Kath's 50th birthday walk.Phreerunner11/12/2014
Short walk from Blake Rigg on circuit. Fine cairn and views.Aye Jimmy04/08/2014
Climbed from Tilberthwaite using Birketts route over 10 topsrobert23/07/2014
From Hawk riggrb28/03/2014
Part of a long day bagging Birketts and other tops, Fifteen summits thirteen of which were new and about a dozen cairns destroyed. Great result.thenomad27/03/2014
with Tony from little langdalecolinfielding25/03/2014
Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Hawk Rigg, Haystacks, Blake Rigg.keithouk16/03/2014
En route from Tilberthwaite to Birk Fell Manmoorsman05/03/2014
From Blake Rigg. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave09/07/2013
Birketts - walk S/CON3. Start Low Tilberthwaite > Great intake > High Fell > Hawk Rigg > Haystacks > Blake Rigg > Kitty Crag > Long Crag > High Wythow > Low Wythow > Brackeny Crag > Low Tilberthwaite. Sunny spells and breezy. Not much in the way of paths and boggy in places. Lots of Mines to explore and very nice around Crook beck.Hill Wanderer13/06/2013
Round of 21 Birketts from Tilberthwaite, 25km, 11 hours.Craig6720/04/2013
Second of the four tops of Tilberthwaite.Neil&Em01/04/2013
w Jenx from Tilberthwaite CP. Followed road to high farm, then track/path onto scrambly NE ridge past mine workings to top. persistent showers but good views. on round others tops to Blake Rigg. cut trip short and dropped back to car via the ghyll path.nordicstar10/11/2012
Coniston, Kitty Crag, Long Crag on Yewdale Fell, High Wythow, Low Wythow, Brackeny Crag, Blake Rigg Tilberthwaite, Haystacks Tilberthwaite, Hawk Rigg, High Fell, Great Intack on Low Fell, Birk Fell Man on Birk Fell, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Little Carrs, Hell Gill Pike, Great How Crag, Brim Fell Coniston Old man, Coniston.Andy Hirst03/08/2012
Long southern circuit. Weather showery but fair.CaralynR30/06/2012
From Low Tilberthwaite.JohnStoneham02/05/2012
Solo: Coniston - High Guards - Coniston - Mouldry Bank Beck - Kitty Crag - Long Crag - High, Low Wythow - Brackeny Crag - Blake Rigg - Haystacks - Hawk Rigg - Birk Fell - High Fell - Low Fell - Low Hall Garth - Great How - Fletcher's Wood - Skelwith BdgeMark Jackson06/04/2012
From Low Tilberthwaite CP via Hawk RiggAnduril21/03/2012
Great Intake Low Fell, Birk Fell Man, High Fell, Hawk Rigg, Haystacks, Blake Rigg, Kitty Crag, Long Crag Yewdale Fells, High Wythow, Low Wythow, Brackeny Cragronaldo33310/03/2012
Only 150m from Hawk Rigg and 220m from Blake Fell - a Birkett too many really.chriswatson17/02/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere26/12/2011
From Hawk Rigg with Clare and Mick while on Bassetlaw Hillalwaysinshorts26/11/2011