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) 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:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, a 306km (190 miles) linear footpath connecting St Bees in Cumbria, England with Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, England. Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk is waymarked by the occasional sign. For more walks that include a section of this trail see Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk.

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

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Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - 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)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - The winding road up Honister Pass

The winding road up Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (38)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Looking NW from Grey Knotts above Honister Slate Mine to Fleetwith Pike (left) and Robinson, Littledale Edge, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) on the other side of the valley

Looking NW from Grey Knotts above Honister Slate Mine to Fleetwith Pike (left) and Robinson, Littledale Edge, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) on the other side of the valley

Photo: Stephen Turner (1)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Great Gable summit

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (32)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell 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 c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell 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 c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - 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)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell 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 c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Beckhead Tarn on Beck Head

Beckhead Tarn on Beck Head

Photo: Matt Delemare (37)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: William Ringwood (44)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (23)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Wast Water with Illgill Head (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Great Gable summit

Wast Water with Illgill Head (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (34)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (223)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (25)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (7)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - 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)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Yew Crag and Yewcrag Quarries from Honister Hause

Yew Crag and Yewcrag Quarries from Honister Hause

Photo: Mike Walker (531)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell 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 c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (26)

Walk c338 Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Looking down towards Buttermere from Honister Hause with Bell Crags (left) and Robinson (centre right), Hindscarth (right) & the shoulder of Dale Head (Newlands) far right)

Looking down towards Buttermere from Honister Hause with Bell Crags (left) and Robinson (centre right), Hindscarth (right) & the shoulder of Dale Head (Newlands) far right)

Photo: Mike Walker (530)


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