Great Gable Remembrance Day Service

Sun 10 Nov 2013

Route: Honister Pass - Drum House - Moses' Trod - Beck Head - Great Gable - Windy Gap - Green Gable - Gillercomb Head - Gillercomb Head Tarns - Brandreth - Drum House - Honister Pass

Distance: 6.25 miles

Ascent: 2,300ft

Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

With: Several hundred others


Cloud hiding the tops until just after 11am and then breaking up to give blue sky and sunshine. A light covering of snow on the high fells.

I set off from Honister at 8am and was on the summit for 10am. I started my descent at about 11:30 having visited the Westmorland Cairn and chatting to friends after the 'service'.

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The Drum House with Pillar ahead left

Haystacks, The High Stile ridge and Buttermere

Long shadow

Heading for Great Gable

On Moses Trod

Looking back

Up Great Gable from Beck Head

Looking over Beck Head to Kirk Fell

Towards the High Stile ridge and Grasmoor fells from above Beck Head

Wastwater from the path up from Beck Head

The top of Kirk Fell is just in cloud

Heading up

Approaching Great Gable's summit

The new Fell and Rock Climbing Club's war memorial on Great Gable summit

The short address before the two minute silence

Yewbarrow appears with Seatallan beyond

The Westmorland Cairn

The Scafells

Kirk Fell and the Mosedale fells

Wasdale from near the Westmorland Cairn

The Langdale Pikes

Heading for Windy Gap

Ennerdale from Windy Gap

Lots of people still descending off Great Gable to Windy Gap

Ennerdale from Green Gable

Descending off Green Gable

Looking north east over Gillercomb

One of the tarns at Gillercomb Head

Brandreth summit

The Buttermere valley

The High Stile ridge

Descending back to Honister

Previous Walk: Stonycroft Gill Skyline (Sat 12 Oct 2013)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Sat 16 Nov 2013)

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