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). 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 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). Kirk Fell is also classified as an English Marilyn (15th highest in England, 387th 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 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) ; 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) ; Grey Knotts at 697m (2288ft). Grey Knotts is classified as a Wainwright (No. 92) and an English Nuttall (138th highest in England, 227th 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). ; 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 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 . . .

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (144)

Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from the campsite near Buttermere village

Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from the campsite near Buttermere village

Photo: Stephen Collins (55)

Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Photo: Andy Malcolm (11)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (216)

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)

Devoke Water from Green Crag

Devoke Water from Green Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (24)

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Paula Oldham (2)

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (5)

Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell

Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell

Photo: Wayne Hill (5)

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Photo: Richard Duff (4)


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