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

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). Great Gable is also classified as an English Marilyn (4th highest in England, 236th 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). Pillar is also classified as an English Marilyn (6th highest in England, 248th highest in the UK).

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 (38th highest in England, 70th highest in England & Wales).

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

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 . . .

Ennerdale (featuring Loft Beck and Tongue Beck) from Black Sail Pass

Ennerdale (featuring Loft Beck and Tongue Beck) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: Tony Higgs (25)

Scarth Gap and Hay stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale from The High Level Route, Pillar

Scarth Gap and Hay stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale from The High Level Route, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (25)

Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (15)

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (633)

Great Gable from Beck Head

Great Gable from Beck Head

Photo: Matt Delemare (38)

Pillar (left) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Pillar (left) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Michael Lee (5)

The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (23)

Northern Souls Walking Club at the Remembrance Day service on top of Great Gable

Northern Souls Walking Club at the Remembrance Day service on top of Great Gable

Photo: Paul Brown (2)

Route finding in Ennerdale

Route finding in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (32)

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)


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