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

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 in England, 28th in England & Wales). Great Gable is classified as a Marilyn (4th highest in England, 236th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Kirk Fell, 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 in England, 88th in England & Wales). Kirk Fell is classified as a Marilyn (15th highest in England, 387th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Green Gable, 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 in England, 92nd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Kirk Fell (East Top), 787m (2583ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th Eng, 90th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (59th Eng, 108th Eng & Wal); Brandreth 715m (2347ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (90th Eng, 154th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 81) and an English Nuttall (114th Eng, 193rd Eng & Wal) and Grey Knotts 697m (2288ft) - a Wainwright (No. 92) and an English Nuttall (138th Eng, 227th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Photo: William Ringwood (46)

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)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: David Swales (1)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (26)

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)

Looking back to Ennerdale (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Crummock Water (right) from Moses' Trod near the top of Loft Beck

Looking back to Ennerdale (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Crummock Water (right) from Moses' Trod near the top of Loft Beck

Photo: David Croasdell (1)

Honister Crag from Honister

Honister Crag from Honister

Photo: Mike Knipe (43)

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (223)

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (35)

Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (217)


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