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

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

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

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Greengable Crag from Moses' Trod

Greengable Crag from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (43)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Former mine train locomotive outside the slate mine shop at Honister Hause

Former mine train locomotive outside the slate mine shop at Honister Hause

Photo: Mike Walker (561)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Photo: Matt Delemare (27)

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

Wast Water from Great Gable

Photo: Tony Higgs (3)

Walk c417 Base Brown, 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 c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (43)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (36)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - The Slate Mine on Honister Pass

The Slate Mine on Honister Pass

Photo: Mike Jennings (13)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (39)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Gate on Brandreth

Gate on Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (6)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - *Pillar (left), High Stile (centre), Ennerdale, Hay Stacks, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Grasmoor (right) from  Green Gable

*Pillar (left), High Stile (centre), Ennerdale, Hay Stacks, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Grasmoor (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (75)

Walk c417 Base Brown, 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 c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Illgill Head and Wasdale from Kirk Fell

Illgill Head and Wasdale from Kirk Fell

Photo: Peter Swan (20)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Wayne Hill (4)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Three Lakes (Ennerdale (left), Buttermere (right bottom) & Crummock Water (right top) from Moses' Trod

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Three Lakes (Ennerdale (left), Buttermere (right bottom) & Crummock Water (right top) from Moses' Trod

Photo: Christine Shepherd (29)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Robinson, Handscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) from Honister Hause

Robinson, Handscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) from Honister Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (235)

Walk c417 Base Brown, 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 c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Photo: Chris Budd (5)

Walk c417 Base Brown, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Honister Hause - Kirk Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Kirk Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (218)


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