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

Good paths on rough ground


Route outline for walk c151:

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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
2
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
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 Kirk Fell at 802m (2632ft). Kirk Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (38th highest in England, 72nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 33). Kirk Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (46th highest in England, 88th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (15th highest in England, 391st highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Green Gable at 801m (2629ft). Green Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (41st highest in England, 76th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 34). Green Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (49th highest in England, 92nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

In no particular order . . .

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Ennerdale with Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the High Stile ridge (right) and Looking Stead and Pillar (left) from Brandreth

Ennerdale with Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the High Stile ridge (right) and Looking Stead and Pillar (left) from Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (8)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Kirk Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Kirk Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (218)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Green Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Green Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (244)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (633)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (18)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Photo: Chris Budd (5)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Photo: Paul Johnson (21)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - 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 c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Photo: Sue Kirkbride (1)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - High Stile and High Crag from near Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel)

High Stile and High Crag from near Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel)

Photo: David Swales (8)

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

Great Gable from Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (31)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Photo: Jack Adams (1)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Great Gable and Pillar from Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Great Gable and Pillar from Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Photo: Gerald Irwin (2)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Green Crag (Buttermere)

Green Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Mike Walker (543)

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

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Photo: David Mathies (3)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (2)

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

Buttermere Dubbs

Photo: Clare Howard (6)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Our new addition Neela ( 1st time in the Lakes) on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Green Gable (left), Windy Gap, Great Gable and Kirk Fell (right) very clear in the background

Our new addition Neela ( 1st time in the Lakes) on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Green Gable (left), Windy Gap, Great Gable and Kirk Fell (right) very clear in the background

Photo: Paul Baldry (3)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - 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 c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (43)


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