Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe

Strenuous, high level route worth every step - if you have the energy!


Route outline for walk c120:

- 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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
10
English
Mountains
Wainwright
9
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
11
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
3
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
4
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Great Gable at 899m (2951ft). Great Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (9th highest in England, 25th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 7). Great Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (11th in England, 28th in England & Wales). Great Gable is classified as a Marilyn (4th highest in England, 236th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Pillar, 892m (2928ft). Pillar is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (11th highest in England, 29th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 8). Pillar is also known as an English Nuttall (13th in England, 33rd in England & Wales). Pillar is classified as a Marilyn (6th highest in England, 248th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Black Crag (Pillar), 828m (2717ft). Black Crag (Pillar) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st highest in England, 60th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Black Crag (Pillar) is also known as an English Nuttall (38th in England, 70th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag High Stile, 807m (2649ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (36th Eng, 69th in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 29), an English Nuttall (44th Eng, 84th in England & Wales); Kirk Fell 802m (2632ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (38th Eng, 72nd in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 33), an English Nuttall (46th Eng, 88th in England & Wales); Green Gable 801m (2629ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (41st Eng, 76th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 34) and an English Nuttall (49th Eng, 92nd Eng & Wal); Kirk Fell (East Top) 787m (2583ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th Eng, 90th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (59th Eng, 108th Eng & Wal); Red Pike (Buttermere) 755m (2478ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (67th Eng, 117th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 62) and an English Nuttall (83rd Eng, 142nd Eng & Wal); High Crag (Buttermere) 744m (2442ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (73rd Eng, 128th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 65) and an English Nuttall (89th Eng, 154th Eng & Wal); Brandreth 715m (2347ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (90th Eng, 154th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 81) and an English Nuttall (114th Eng, 193rd Eng & Wal); Looking Stead (Pillar) 627m (2058ft) - an English Nuttall (221st Eng, 384th Eng & Wal); Hay Stacks (Haystacks) 597m (1959ft) - a Wainwright (No. 131), and an English Dewey (13th in Eng, 29th Eng & Wal); Seat (Buttermere) 561m (1841ft) - an English Dewey (52nd in Eng, 120th Eng & Wal) and Green Crag (Buttermere) 528m (1732ft) - an English Dewey (117th in Eng, 272nd Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe

In no particular order . . .

Crummock Water with Mellbreak beyond from Robinson

Crummock Water with Mellbreak beyond from Robinson

Photo: Andy Jamieson (3)

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

Photo: Andrew Ward (2)

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: David Swales (19)

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Photo: Clare Howard (13)

On Hay Stacks with High Crag (left), Crumock Water and Grasmoor (right) in the distance

On Hay Stacks with High Crag (left), Crumock Water and Grasmoor (right) in the distance

Photo: John Hayhurst (1)

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Wayne Hill (4)

Matt and Bex on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Gamlin End,High Crag and Crummock Water in the background

Matt and Bex on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Gamlin End,High Crag and Crummock Water in the background

Photo: David Haverty (1)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (10)

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (633)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (71)


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