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Great Gable from Honister

7th September 2014

Route - Honister - Great Knotts - Brandreth - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Great Gable - Stone Cove - Moses Trod - Drum House - Honister. ( about 6 miles 2500ft ascent)


Mark organised another get together on the Uk walking forum and he chose a fantastic day for a classic round.

After greetings and introductions we set off from the car park up the fairly steep path straight up the side of Gray Knotts

This looks like a "I thought you had the map" discussion.

Probably not though. We were just admiring Hoister Crag.

Someone with a sense of humour had been up this way before us.

Still climbing.

As was the case on the last two Sundays the air quality was brilliant and we were all soon admiring the views. In this case over Honister Crag to Robinson and Grasmoor.

Looking back over the central fells to Helvellyn .  

Really clear view of Pillar from Grey Knotts

 Buttermere and Crummock water from the same place.

Looking over to Scafell Pike.

Great Gable in shadow from Brandreth.

A little bit of Ennerdale water can just be seen from the climb to Green Gable.

Looking over Gillercombe to the Seathwaite valley bottom. Base Brown on the right.

The High Stile ridge splitting Ennerdale on the left from Buttermere on the right. Seen from Windy Gap which today was just a bit breezy gap.

The view eastwards from the climb up to Great Gable.

Scafell Pike..

Really clear view of Scotland today from the top of Great Gable.

We had our lunch at the Westmorland cairn which is probably one of the most spectacular lunch stops in the country.

Seatallen with the Isle of Man behind.

Looking down on Great Napes.

Glyn on the edge.

Another look down Wasdale.

After lunch we set off down the steep path to Beck Head. I had never been this way and found it certainly no worse than the climb up from Windy Gap.

Our last peep around the corner to Wasdale.

Gable Crag above as we drop down the scree run to join the Moses Trod path.

Ennerdale again this time from the head of the river Liza. 

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