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 . . .

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (27)

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (35)

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Photo: William Ringwood (46)

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (44)

Great Gable from Beck Head

Great Gable from Beck Head

Photo: Matt Delemare (38)

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)

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)

Great Gable and Green Gable from Base Brown

Great Gable and Green Gable from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (16)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (26)

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)


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