Kirk Fell and Great Gable

Tue 18 Nov 2014

Route: Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Tarn - Kirk Fell (East Top) - Beckhead Tarn - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head - Wasdale Head

Distance: 7.75 miles

Ascent: 3,320ft

Time: 5 hours

With: On Own


Blue sky and sunshine for most of the walk. Windy in the tops. Clouded up for a while when I was on Gable.

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The Wasdale Head Inn with a sunlit Pillar behind

Mosedale and Pillar

Yewbarrow and Dore Head Screes from my crossing of Gatherstone Beck as I head for Black Sail Pass

Black Sail Pass

Looking back down on Black Sail Pass


Looking across to Kirk Fell's east top from the main top

Looking over Kirkfell Tarn to Great Gable

The Scafells from Kirkfell Tarn

Looking back to Kirk Fell's summit from the east top

Pillar and Ennerdale from the east top

Looking over Beck Head to Great Gable

Wasdale from Beck Head

Ennerdale from my ascent of Great Gable

Kirk Fell from Great Gable


Fell and Rock Climbing Club's war memorial, Great Gable summit

Wasdale Head from the Westmorland Cairn

Looking steeply down on Tophet Bastion and the upper wall of the Napes, with the scree of Great Hell Gate running down to the left

The start of the Breast Route, down to Sty Head, enough cairns?

Styhead Tarn with Seathwaite Fell and Glaramara behind

Skew Gill

Sty Head stretcher box

Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Wasdale Head

The Wasdale Head fells from Wastwater

Previous Walk: Latrigg (Sun 16 Nov 2014)

Next Walk: Elterwater and Little Langdale (Tue 25 Nov 2014)

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