Walk c442 Great Gable and Green Gable from Honister Hause

Easy to follow paths - a Lakeland classic


Route outline for walk c442:

Honister Pass  -  Honister Hause  -  Grey Knotts  -  Brandreth  -  Green Gable  -  Windy Gap  -  Great Gable  -  Westmorland Cairn  -  Beck Head  -  Beckhead Tarn  -  Moses' Trod  -  Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk  -  Honister Pass.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
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 (4th highest in England, 236th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top 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).

You will also reach the summit of Brandreth at 715m (2347ft). Brandreth is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (90th highest in England, 154th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 81). Brandreth is also known as an English Nuttall (114th highest in England, 193rd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag 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 c442 Great Gable and Green Gable from Honister Hause

In no particular order . . .

Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: William Ringwood (44)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth

Photo: William Ringwood (46)

The winding Honister Pass road

The winding Honister Pass road

Photo: Kevin Finn (41)

Me on Great Gable

Me on Great Gable

Photo: Rachel Hill (1)

The Slate Mine on Honister Pass

The Slate Mine on Honister Pass

Photo: Mike Jennings (13)

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)

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)

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Peter Dryden (21)

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (44)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (216)

High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

Photo: Arthur Norton (7)

The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (37)

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (1)

Great Gable from Beck Head

Great Gable from Beck Head

Photo: Matt Delemare (38)

Great Gable towering above Moses' Trod

Great Gable towering above Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (42)

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (7)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: David Swales (1)

Robinson towering above Honister Pass from the lower slopes of Grey Knotts

Robinson towering above Honister Pass from the lower slopes of Grey Knotts

Photo: Matt Delemare (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)

On the summit of Great Gable

On the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ray Mather (1)

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (2)

The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (40)

Beckhead Tarn on Beck Head

Beckhead Tarn on Beck Head

Photo: Matt Delemare (37)

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (35)

The summit cairn on Green Gable with Great Gable beyond

The summit cairn on Green Gable with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Matt Delemare (31)

Ennerdale from Moses' Trod

Ennerdale from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (45)

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)

Dismantled Tramway that forms part of The Coast to Coast walk leading to Honister Hause from below the Drum House on Moses' Trod

Dismantled Tramway that forms part of The Coast to Coast walk leading to Honister Hause from below the Drum House on Moses' Trod

Photo: William Ringwood (47)

Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (23)

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)

Gate on Brandreth

Gate on Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (6)

Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (36)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Great Gable summit

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (32)

Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (5)

Kirk Fell from Brandreth

Kirk Fell from Brandreth

Photo: Simon Barnett (37)

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Photo: Chris Budd (5)

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)

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

Photo: Andrew Ward (2)

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (223)

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)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (27)

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (43)

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)

Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Photo: Matt Delemare (27)

The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (39)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (25)

Beck Head and Beckhead Tarn with Kirk Fell beyond from below Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Beck Head and Beckhead Tarn with Kirk Fell beyond from below Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (36)

Honister Crag from Honister

Honister Crag from Honister

Photo: Mike Knipe (43)

The setting sun on Honister Pass

The setting sun on Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (36)

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Paula Oldham (2)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Three Lakes from Moses' Trod

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Three Lakes from Moses' Trod

Photo: Christine Shepherd (29)

Grey Knotts (left) Seatoller and Base Brown (right) from Green Gable

Grey Knotts (left) Seatoller and Base Brown (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (9)

Great Gable from Green Gable

Great Gable from Green Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (29)

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Wayne Hill (4)

On Great Gable

On Great Gable

Photo: Andrew Fryer (1)

*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)

Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (11)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (24)

Northern Souls Walking Club at the Remembrance Day service on top of Great Gable

Northern Souls Walking Club at the Remembrance Day service on top of Great Gable

Photo: Paul Brown (2)

Great Gable summit

Great Gable summit

Photo: William Ringwood (45)

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)

Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (12)

Ennerdale with Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the High Stile ridge (right) and Looking Stead and Pillar (left) from Brandreth

Ennerdale with Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the High Stile ridge (right) and Looking Stead and Pillar (left) from Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (8)

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)

Wast Water from Great Gable

Wast Water from Great Gable

Photo: Tony Higgs (3)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (26)

Greengable Crag from Moses' Trod

Greengable Crag from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (43)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (28)

The winding road up Honister Pass

The winding road up Honister Pass

Photo: Kevin Finn (38)

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)


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