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

Photograph by Martyn Hibbert

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Brandreth is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL4
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    Brandreth is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

    * Version including the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.





    You can walk to the top of Brandreth by using any of these 6 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c442 Great Gable and Green Gable from Honister Hause

    Route Summary: - Honister Pass, Honister Hause, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Windy Gap, Great Gable, Westmorland Cairn, Beck Head, Beckhead Tarn, Moses' Trod, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, Honister Pass.

    Length: 9km (5¾ miles) | Ascent: 731m (2,340ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

    Route Summary: - Honister Pass, Honister Hause, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Windy Gap, Great Gable, Westmorland Cairn, Beck Head, Beckhead Tarn, Kirk Fell (East Top), Kirk Fell, Moses' Trod, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, Honister Pass.

    Length: 12km (7½ miles) | Ascent: 1,002m (3,289ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause

    Route Summary: - Honister Pass, Honister Hause, Green Crag (Buttermere), Black Beck, Blackbeck Tarn, Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks (Haystacks), Scarth Gap, Ennerdale, River Liza, Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel), Black Sail Path, Kirk Fell, Kirk Fell (East Top), Beckhead Tarn, Beck Head, Great Gable, Westmorland Cairn, Windy Gap, Green Gable, Gillercomb Head, Brandreth, Grey Knotts, Honister Hause.

    Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 1,298m (4,260ft) | Allow at least: 7¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

    Route Summary: - Honister Pass, Honister Hause, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Blackmoor Pols, Base Brown, Mitchell Cove, Green Gable, Windy Gap, Great Gable, Westmorland Cairn, Beck Head, Beckhead Tarn, Kirk Fell (East Top), Kirk Fell, Moses' Trod, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, Honister Pass.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 1,208m (3,965ft) | Allow at least: 7½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c174 Glaramara and Great Gable from Seatoller, Borrowdale

    Route Summary: - Seatoller, Borrowdale, Strands Bridge, Borrowdale, The Combe, Thornythwaite Fell, Comb Head, Glaramara, Looking Steads (Glaramara), Red Beck, Red Beck Top, Allen Gill, High House Tarn, High House Tarn Top, Allen Crags, Esk Hause, Ruddy Gill, Sprinkling Tarn, Sty Head, Westmorland Cairn, Windy Gap, Green Gable, Gillercomb Head, Brandreth, Grey Knotts, Honister Hause, Honister Pass, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, Seatoller, Borrowdale.

    Length: 17km (10½ miles) | Ascent: 1,430m (4,693ft) | Allow at least: 8½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe

    Route Summary: - Bowness Knott Car Park Ennerdale, Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, High Gillerthwaite Yourth Hostel, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag (Buttermere), Seat (Buttermere), Scarth Gap, Hay Stacks (Haystacks), Innominate Tarn, Blackbeck Tarn, Black Beck, Green Crag (Buttermere), Great Round How, Brandreth, Gillercomb Head, Green Gable, Windy Gap, Great Gable, Westmorland Cairn, Beck Head, Beckhead Tarn, Kirk Fell (East Top), Kirk Fell, Black Sail Pass, Looking Stead (Pillar), High Level Route, Robinson's Cairn, Pillar, Wind Gap, Black Crag (Pillar), High Beck, Low Beck, Ennerdale.

    Length: 30km (18¾ miles) | Ascent: 2,408m (7,309ft) | Allow at least: 14¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Brandreth, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

    Louis Smith walked up Brandreth on December 29th, 2018 [weather] mist

    Jill Dean climbed Brandreth on September 22nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Honister pass [with] Me, Grez & dexter [weather] Fab

    Caroline Winter bagged Brandreth on August 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Honister slate mine, Brandreth, Fleetwith Pike [with] Becky [weather] Fog, low cloud and 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

    Simon Myerscough hiked Brandreth on November 12th, 2006 [from/via/route] C151 [with] Martin - Scramble on Kirk Fell

    Tony Rogerson summited Brandreth on February 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Seathwaite Gillercombe Base Brown Gillercombe Head Brandreth Grey Knotts [with] Floss [weather] Sunny

    Christina Lander conquered Brandreth on January 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] Honister Slate Mine - Moses Trod - Great Geable - Green Gable - Brandreth - Grey Knotts - Honister Slate Mine [with] Dick and Meg [weather] Beautiful sunny day

    John Almond scaled Brandreth on September 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] go4awalk c417 from Honister Slate Mine - Grey Knotts - BRANDRETH - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Kirk Fell - Wainwright 117 [with] Solo [weather] Good, improving throughout the day. Light cloud on summit of Great Gable. - Horrible direct descent from Great Gable via scree/boulder field to Beck Head Tarn, not recommended! Probably better to descend via NW ridge to Beck Head as described in go4awalk walk c417 route description

    Iain Jones walked up Brandreth on July 29th, 2017 [from/via/route] Honister Hause (The Wainwright 60 - Day 1 (Ennerdale)) [with] Graeme High

    Nick Dobson climbed Brandreth on June 24th, 2017 [from/via/route] Honister pass car park [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Dry and breezy with cloud cover - A nice easy walk with no difficulty, taking in the ridge to Grey Knotts on way back.

    Chris Sheard bagged Brandreth on October 14th, 2004 [from/via/route] Across from Grey Knotts [with] George & Baz [weather] Wet, always overcast, fresh breeze, tough walking

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

    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)

    1. 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)

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

    2. Little Scoat Fell and Pillar (distance) with Brandreth (foreground) from Base Brown
    Photo: Chris Brankin (17)

    Kirk Fell from Brandreth

    3. Kirk Fell from Brandreth
    Photo: Simon Barnett (37)

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

    4. Brandreth summit cairn with Gillercomb Head leading up to Green Gable with Great Gable looking majestic in the background
    Photo: Matt Delemare (28)

    Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

    5. Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth
    Photo: David Swales (1)

    Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth

    6. Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth
    Photo: William Ringwood (44)

    Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

    7. Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth
    Photo: William Ringwood (46)

    Gate on Brandreth

    8. Gate on Brandreth
    Photo: Martyn Hibbert (6)


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