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 - Fleetwith Pike from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Fleetwith Pike from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Darryl Larvin (4)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Grey Knotts (left) Seatoller and Base Brown (right) from Green Gable

Grey Knotts (left) Seatoller and Base Brown (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (9)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (29)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Green Crag (Buttermere)

Green Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Mike Walker (543)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Green Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Green Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (244)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Gate on Brandreth

Gate on Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (6)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (36)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Crummock Water from Buttermere

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (136)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Wast Water from Great Gable

Wast Water from Great Gable

Photo: Tony Higgs (3)

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

Robinson from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (549)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Mosedale (Wasdale) from Wind Gap

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Wind Gap

Photo: David Connolly (32)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Grasmoor, Robinson and Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Grasmoor, Robinson and Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: James Manley (1)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Runaway Ramblers from Bury Lancs on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Runaway Ramblers from Bury Lancs on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: David Morecroft (17)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Green Gable (left) Great Gable (centre left), Scafell Pike (centre distance) and Kirk Fell (centre right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Green Gable (left) Great Gable (centre left), Scafell Pike (centre distance) and Kirk Fell (centre right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (553)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - Beck Head and Beckhead Tarn with Kirk Fell beyond from below Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Beck Head and Beckhead Tarn with Kirk Fell beyond from below Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (36)

Walk c120 The Ennerdale Horseshoe - 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)


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