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.




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 (2631ft). Kirk Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (42nd highest in England, 77th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 33). Kirk Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (49th highest in England, 92nd 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) (43rd highest in England, 78th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 34). Green Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (50th highest in England, 93rd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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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 - Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (9)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (5)

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

Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell

Photo: Wayne Hill (5)

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

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (157)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - The High Stile ridge (left), Buttermere and the Grasmoor massif (right) from Brandreth

The High Stile ridge (left), Buttermere and the Grasmoor massif (right) from Brandreth

Photo: Mike Walker (557)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - 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 c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - 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 c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - On the shore of Innominate Tarn near Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

On the shore of Innominate Tarn near Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Jane James (1)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (24)

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

Buttermere village

Photo: David Hayter (145)

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

The head of Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (30)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Looking Stead (Pillar) and Pillar itself towering above the upper reaches of Ennerdale from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Looking Stead (Pillar) and Pillar itself towering above the upper reaches of Ennerdale from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (552)

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 - Honister Crag (Black Star) and Bell Crag (right) from Honister Hause

Honister Crag (Black Star) and Bell Crag (right) from Honister Hause

Photo: Mike Walker (532)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere from Honister Crag (Black Star)

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere from Honister Crag (Black Star)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (236)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (217)

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

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 - Snow on Scafell Pike and the Scafell Massif from a very frozen Innominate Tarn

Snow on Scafell Pike and the Scafell Massif from a very frozen Innominate Tarn

Photo: Peter Dryden (17)


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