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

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 Kirk Fell, 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 in England, 88th in England & Wales). Kirk Fell is classified as a Marilyn (15th highest in England, 387th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Green Gable, 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 in England, 92nd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Kirk Fell (East Top), 787m (2583ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th Eng, 90th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (59th Eng, 108th 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); Grey Knotts 697m (2288ft) - a Wainwright (No. 92) and an English Nuttall (138th Eng, 227th Eng & Wal); Hay Stacks (Haystacks) 597m (1959ft) - a Wainwright (No. 131), and an English Dewey (13th in Eng, 29th 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 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 . . .

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Photo: Sue Kirkbride (1)

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Photo: David Hayter (24)

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)

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (1)

The head of Ennerdale

The head of Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (30)

Blackbeck Tarn on Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond

Blackbeck Tarn on Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond

Photo: David Hayter (26)

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)

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Photo: Ian Mansell (19)

Kirk Fell (East Top) summit cairn

Kirk Fell (East Top) summit cairn

Photo: Matt Delemare (39)


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