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Brandreth
715m (2346ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
89th highest in England,
152nd in England & Wales

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112th highest in England,
191st in England & Wales

Walk Brandreth walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Brandreth Summit

Photo: Martyn Hibbert

You can find Brandreth & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Brandreth and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

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NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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You can walk to the top of Brandreth by using any of these 7 easy to follow route maps:









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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Brandreth Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Brandreth

John Tippins walked up on April 12th, 2012 - And again on 11th July 2022, with Afia & Farah.

Caroline Winter climbed on August 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Honister slate mine, Brandreth, Fleetwith Pike [with] Becky [weather] Fog, low cloud & poor visibility on tops - walked on a bearing. Cut across slate mine to Black Star. Walked off Fleetwith Pike with another 2 ladies with their dogs. Would have liked to walk the edge off Fleetwith Pike but ladies made for slate mine path. As views none existent today we did same

Paul Macey bagged on June 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] C417 in reverse [with] Luke [weather] Cloudy but cloud above summits

Michael Austin hiked on June 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] C417

Kevin Foster summited on May 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Honister Pass (slate mine) [with] By myself. [weather] Low clouds down on tops gradually lifting - Not really a good day for views! Very confusing place in mist. The iron fence posts which traverse the top are either broken or spaced well apart & of limited use as a navigation aid.

David Butterfield conquered on May 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Black Sail YHA - Biked from Bowness Knott.

Darren Wilson scaled on September 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Grey Knotts & Brandreth from Honister Slate Mine [with] Mike [weather] Beautiful day

Dave Eyes walked up on August 20th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Honister Slate Mine [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Cloudy with a few spots of rain - decent views

Richard Beardsley climbed on July 29th, 2020 [from/via/route] Route C442 from Honister Pass. [with] Gillian, Lisa, Andy, Abigail (10) and Jessica (7). [weather] Overcast all day with partial sunshine & windy on summits. - Parked at slate mine (£5) & commenced walk at 1100hrs. Followed the route guide throughout & summited Grey Knotts & Brandeth where we had lunch. Continued onto the tops of Green Gable & Great Gable along with other walkers taking advantage of a rain free day. After a careful descent from Great Gable we strolled back to the car park arriving back at 1730hrs. A thoroughly enjoyable day out with tired children.

Richard Marshall bagged on May 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] Great Gable from Seathwaite [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] Sunny low wind & very hot. Middle of Pandemic

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre) from Brandreth summit cairn

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre) from Brandreth summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (556)

Gate on Brandreth

Gate on Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (6)

Brandreth summit cairn with Gillercomb Head leading up to Green Gable with Great Gable looking majestic in the background

Brandreth summit cairn with Gillercomb Head leading up to Green Gable with Great Gable looking majestic in the background

Photo: Matt Delemare (28)

Innominate Tarn with Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell forming the backdrop

Innominate Tarn with Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell forming the backdrop

Photo: Alan Wainwright (241)

Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: William Ringwood (44)

Little Scoat Fell and Pillar (distance) with Brandreth (foreground) from Base Brown

Little Scoat Fell and Pillar (distance) with Brandreth (foreground) from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (17)

The High Stile ridge (left), Buttermere and the Grasmoor massif (right) from Brandreth

The High Stile ridge (left), Buttermere and the Grasmoor massif (right) from Brandreth

Photo: Mike Walker (557)

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Photo: William Ringwood (46)

Kirk Fell from Brandreth

Kirk Fell from Brandreth

Photo: Simon Barnett (37)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: David Swales (1)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre left) from the summit of Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre left) from the summit of Brandreth

Photo: Mike Walker (555)

The view north from Looking Stead (Pillar) featuring Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Brandreth (far right)

The view north from Looking Stead (Pillar) featuring Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Brandreth (far right)

Photo: David Connolly (16)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple  from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (32)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)


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