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.




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 28th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (4th highest in England, 238th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Pillar at 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 highest in England, 33rd highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (6th highest in England, 249th highest in the UK). The summit of Pillar is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Black Crag (Pillar) at 828m (2717ft). Black Crag (Pillar) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st highest in England, 60th highest in England & Wales) Black Crag (Pillar) is also known as an English Nuttall (37th highest in England, 69th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe

In no particular order . . .

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Seat (Buttermere) and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere) and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (548)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Gatesgarth and Fleetwith Pike (with Robinson and Dale Head (Newlands) beyond) from High Stile

Gatesgarth and Fleetwith Pike (with Robinson and Dale Head (Newlands) beyond) from High Stile

Photo: Rob Pullan (19)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Photo: Tony Lee (2)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - On the shore of Innominate Tarn near Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

On the shore of Innominate Tarn near Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Jane James (1)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Ennerdale with Pillar (left) and High Stile (right) from Green Gable

Ennerdale with Pillar (left) and High Stile (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (30)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (12)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Buttermere in the foreground from Hay Stacks

Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Buttermere in the foreground from Hay Stacks

Photo: Tony Higgs (4)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Robinson from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Robinson from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (549)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Buttermere from High Stile

Buttermere from High Stile

Photo: Andy Malcolm (10)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Summit cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Summit cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (630)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Looking over Buttermere to High Snockrigg with Grasmoor in the distance from Scarth Gap

Looking over Buttermere to High Snockrigg with Grasmoor in the distance from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Barklamb (9)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (19)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: Tony Higgs (24)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Photo: Sue Kirkbride (1)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow beyond from Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Yewbarrow beyond from Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: David Connolly (21)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (345)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Kirk Fell with Pillar and Little Scoat Fell beyond from Great Gable summit

Kirk Fell with Pillar and Little Scoat Fell beyond from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (33)


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