Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

Easy to follow paths - a Lakeland classic


Route outline for walk c338:

Honister Pass  -  Honister Hause  -  Grey Knotts  -  Brandreth  -  Green Gable  -  Windy Gap  -  Great Gable  -  Westmorland Cairn  -  Beck Head  -  Beckhead Tarn  -  Kirk Fell (East Top)  -  Kirk Fell  -  Moses' Trod  -  Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk  -  Honister Pass.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
5
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
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, 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). Kirk Fell is also classified as 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 Kirk Fell (East Top) at 787m (2583ft). Kirk Fell (East Top) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th England, 89th 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, 153rd 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).

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 c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

In no particular order . . .

Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Photo: Matt Delemare (27)

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (7)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (26)

Illgill Head and Wasdale from Kirk Fell

Illgill Head and Wasdale from Kirk Fell

Photo: Peter Swan (20)

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

Photo: Andrew Ward (2)

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (2)

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)

Pillar from Kirk Fell

Pillar from Kirk Fell

Photo: Matt Delemare (41)

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (223)

Robinson towering above Honister Pass from the lower slopes of Grey Knotts

Robinson towering above Honister Pass from the lower slopes of Grey Knotts

Photo: Matt Delemare (26)


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