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 - 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)

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 - Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Photo: David Hayter (137)

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 - The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (37)

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 - 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 - Runaway Ramblers from Bury Lancs on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Runaway Ramblers from Bury Lancs on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: David Morecroft (17)

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

Ennerdale from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Darryl Larvin (2)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Peter Dryden (21)

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

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (3)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - Mellbreak (left) Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor (right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Mellbreak (left) Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor (right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (19)

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 - High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

Photo: Arthur Norton (7)

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 - Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Martin Wardroper (2)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - The winding Honister Pass road

The winding Honister Pass road

Photo: Kevin Finn (41)

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

Route finding in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (32)

Walk c151 Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Hay Stacks from Honister Hause - The winding road up Honister Pass

The winding road up Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (38)

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

Seat (Buttermere) and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (548)


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