Great Gable Remembrance Day Service

Sun 11 Nov 2007

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

Distance: 6.00 miles

Ascent: 2,350ft

Time: 7 hours

With: Members of the OFC and several hundred others


Cloud and rain to start, then it started snowing with a cold wind. And then on the summit the clouds broke up and the sun same out to give us great views for the rest of the day.

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Setting off from Honister Pass at 8.15am, heading for Great Gable's summit

The way ahead from the Drum House, the cloud is down and its started to rain

On Moses' Trod with Beck Head just below the cloud

Great Gable from Beck Head

Ascending Great Gable from Beck Head, not much chance of getting lost!

Approaching Great Gable's summit with 20 minutes to spare before the Remembrance Day Service starts

Just part of the crowd at Great Gable's summit from the service

Maureen Linton the FRCC president gave a short address before the two minute silence

Walkers leaving Great Gable's summit heading for Windy Gap

Walkers leaving Great Gable's summit heading for Sty Head

Great Gable summit

Wasdale from the Westmorland Cairn

Zooming in on Wasdale Head

Wasdale from Great Gable

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

Green Gable as we head down to Windy Gap

Ennerdale with Pillar on the left and the High Stile ridge on the right from Windy Gap

Rannerdale Knotts catches the sun with Scotland across the Solway Firth in the distance

Leaving Green Gable as we head from Brandreth

Pillar and Ennerdale

Heading past the tarns on the way to Brandreth

Pillar from by one of the tarns at Gillercomb Head

Brandreth's summit

The Buttermere valley from Brandreth

Buttermere with Crummock Water beyond

Just follow the fence from Brandreth to Grey Knotts

Combe Head and Glaramara from one of Grey Knott's tarns

The view east to the Helvellyn ridge as we head down to Honister Pass

The mine buildings at Honister Pass from the steep descent by the fence off Grey Knotts

Previous Walk: Fairfield Horseshoe (Sat 10 Nov 2007)

Next Walk: Catbells (Sun 18 Nov 2007)

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