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 - Gate on Brandreth

Gate on Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (6)

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

Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Innominate Tarn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (242)

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 (25)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - 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 c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - The summit cairn on Green Gable with Great Gable beyond

The summit cairn on Green Gable with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Matt Delemare (31)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Ennerdale Water from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Ennerdale Water from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (551)

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 - Former mine train locomotive outside the slate mine shop at Honister Hause

Former mine train locomotive outside the slate mine shop at Honister Hause

Photo: Mike Walker (561)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (73)

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 - 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 - Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (29)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Innominate Tarn (Hay Stacks) with a snow-capped Pillar beyond

Innominate Tarn (Hay Stacks) with a snow-capped Pillar beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (33)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - On the summit of Great Gable

On the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ray Mather (1)

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

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (5)

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

Pillar from Kirk Fell

Photo: Matt Delemare (41)

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

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (8)

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

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Pullan (17)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Buttermere from the North West shore featuring Fleetwith Pike (just right of centre)

Buttermere from the North West shore featuring Fleetwith Pike (just right of centre)

Photo: Malcolm Johnson (1)

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

Illgill Head and Wasdale from Kirk Fell

Photo: Peter Swan (20)


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