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1slandmonkey

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Red pike to Haystacks dog suitability
« on: 19:59:09, 20/03/17 »
Me and my Father are thinking about doing a route that starts and finishes in Buttermere. Taking in Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike. I was wonderihow suitable it is for dogs. He wanta to bring his but we havent done this route before.
We would possýbly be staying in Dubs hut overnight depending on our pace.


Any advice would be grateful. Thankyou...

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Re: Red pike to Haystacks dog suitability
« Reply #1 on: 20:14:10, 20/03/17 »
Done most of that section (allbeit in 2 walks) before and I don't recall there being any tricky (ie scramble) bits for a willing dog.

Hopefully somebody who's more familiar will confirm.
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Re: Red pike to Haystacks dog suitability
« Reply #2 on: 21:32:34, 20/03/17 »
I've done Red Pike to Haystacks with a dog, and Fleetwith to Haystacks with a different dog. There were no special problems. I also once did the whole Buttermere round with a dog too with no problems.  Depends on the dog, obviously; mine were both collie crosses who were pretty good on hills and able to cover a lot more miles and contours than I could.. If you go Red Pike - Haystacks, there's a steep descent off High Crag which at the time was quite loose and the dog needed to be off the lead. This might have been "fixed" by Fix The Fells (although some of their fixes are more awkward than they were before they were fixed) (slaps own legs for blasphemy). I've not been along there recently. But the point is that the dog needs to be able to ignore sheep because it might be awkward on the lead on that particular section.
Haystacks to Fleetwith is very straightforward but the descent off Fleetwith to Gatesgarth, if you're going that way, is also very steep with a crag to avoid at the bottom (has a white cross on it where a Victorian lady fell off)
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Re: Red pike to Haystacks dog suitability
« Reply #3 on: 10:16:16, 21/03/17 »
Haystacks to Fleetwith is very straightforward but the descent off Fleetwith to Gatesgarth, if you're going that way, is also very steep with a crag to avoid at the bottom (has a white cross on it where a Victorian lady fell off)

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Re: Red pike to Haystacks dog suitability
« Reply #4 on: 12:34:44, 21/03/17 »
There are some rocky steps going up Haystacks from Scarth Gap, some would describe it as mild scrambling. I don't have a dog so I don't know if your dog would find this a problem or not.
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Re: Red pike to Haystacks dog suitability
« Reply #5 on: 07:32:17, 22/03/17 »
Thanks guys.
My Dad's dog is a miniature schnauzer and has been on walks with us before. He's pretty good with the sheep now. I'll let him know what you have said and leave it up to him. I'm just not sure what he'd be like on the steep rocky areas.
At least he is small and light to carry if he gets tired. Probably fit in our backpacks.