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 (4238 highest in England, 237$ 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 (15391 highest in England, 389$ 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, 90th 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, 154th 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 . . .

Wast Water and The Wasdale Valley from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Wast Water and The Wasdale Valley from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (35)

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)

Ennerdale with Pillar (left) and High Stile (right) from Green Gable

Ennerdale with Pillar (left) and High Stile (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (30)

Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (219)

The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (36)

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)

Greengable Crag from Moses' Trod

Greengable Crag from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (43)

Wast Water from Great Gable

Wast Water from Great Gable

Photo: Tony Higgs (3)

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)

Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Gavel Neese on the lower slopes of Great Gable

Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Gavel Neese on the lower slopes of Great Gable

Photo: David Swales (20)


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