Black Sail Hut and Green Gable

Sat 19 Apr 2008

Route: Gatesgarth - Scarth Gap - Black Sail Hut - Tongue - Stone Cove - Windy Gap - Green Gable - Gillercomb Head - Gillercomb Head Tarns - Brandreth - Grey Knotts Tarns - Grey Knotts - Great Round How - Warnscale Head bothy - Warnscale Bottom - Gatesgarth

Distance: 8.75 miles

Ascent: 3,200ft

Time: 5 hours 25 minutes

With: David Hall


Very very windy, dry, broken cloud above the tops and some sunshine

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High Stile from Gatesgarth


Buttermere from the Scarth Gap path

Heading for Scarth Gap with Haystacks on the left

Gamlin End (High Crag)

The top of Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Looking Stead from Scarh Gap

Pillar and Pillar Rock

Descending to the head of Ennerdale from Scarth Gap

Looking down Ennerdale to Crag Fell, Ennerdale Water and Bowness Knott

The head of Ennerdale, Green Gable, Windy Gap and Great Gable

Black Sail Hut

Black Sail Hut with High Crag left skyline

Ennerdale from low down on Tongue

Looking up towards Windy Gap


In Stone Cove heading for Windy Gap

Windy Gap, living up to its name today

Esk Pike, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Green Gable's summit

Brandreth, our next summit

Gillercomb with Base Brown on the right

Green Gable and Great Gable from Brandreth's summit

Too windy a day for reflections, Glaramara from one of Grey Knotts tarns

Grey Knotts eastern and highest top

Grey Knotts eastern top from its western top

Dubs Bottom with Haystacks on the left and Fleetwith Pike on the right. The High Stile ridge beyond Haystacks, Buttermere and Crummock Water

Haystacks and Green Crag

Zooming in on Rannerdale Knotts

Little Round How with part of the Honister Slate Mine workings behind

Warnscale Head bothy, below Green Crag

The view down the Buttermere valley from the bothy

Buttermere seen out the window of Warnscale Head bothy

Warnscale Bottom

Looking back up Warnscale Beck

Previous Walk: Gatesgarthdale Round (Wed 16 Apr 2008)

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