Haystacks is said to be A. Wainwright’s favourite mountain in the Lake District where he could enjoy the peacefullness of the serene surrounding. “Haystacks stands unabashed and unshamed in the midst of a circle of much loftier fells …” as he wrotes in his guides. It is therefore understandable that A.W. last will included that his ashes were scattered around Innominate Tarn here.
This shot was taken towards Buttermere and Crummock Water shortly before climbing the top of the 597 m fell.
For a man trying to get a persistent worry out of his mind, the top of Haystacks is a wonderful cure. – Alfred Wainwright