Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

Easy to follow paths with great views


Route outline for walk c417:

- Honister Pass  -   Honister Hause  -   Grey Knotts  -   Brandreth  -   Blackmoor Pols  -   Base Brown  -   Mitchell Cove  -   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
6
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
7
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); Grey Knotts 697m (2288ft) - a Wainwright (No. 92) and an English Nuttall (138th Eng, 227th Eng & Wal) and Base Brown 646m (2120ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (148th Eng, 255th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 117) and an English Nuttall (198th Eng, 340th 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 c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause

In no particular order . . .

The Slate Mine on Honister Pass

The Slate Mine on Honister Pass

Photo: Mike Jennings (13)

The winding Honister Pass road

The winding Honister Pass road

Photo: Kevin Finn (41)

Great Langdale with Blea Rigg, Lang How and Silver How (left) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from the foot of Oxendale

Great Langdale with Blea Rigg, Lang How and Silver How (left) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from the foot of Oxendale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (224)

The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (40)

Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell

Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell

Photo: Wayne Hill (5)

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (44)

Approaching the summit of Carnedd Moel Siabod

Approaching the summit of Carnedd Moel Siabod

Photo: Karen Harding (8)

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 magnificent view from The Calf in the Howgills after a full English and a stiff climb

The magnificent view from The Calf in the Howgills after a full English and a stiff climb

Photo: Paul Brown (3)

Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (12)


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