A Lake District Classic
Great Gable

Tuesday 29th April 2013
A Classic Lake District walk from Honister slate mine to the fabulous Great Gable, taking in Grey Knotts, Brandreth, and Green Gable along the way.

Starting the climb to Grey Knotts

Tony, taking a breather !!

Still Snow on the mountain tops...and it's MAY tomorrow !!!!

The first view of Great Gable and from here it looked very high and a long way away.

Tony on the 1st summit, Grey Knotts

Me on the same summit, don't why he zoomed in !!!

The views up here are amazing

Summit 2, Breandreth

Me, on Brandreth with Great Gable in the background

One of the many Tarns up here.

Just a great Lake District view

Ennerdale makes a distant appearance

The Ennerdale Valley

To the right of the Ennerdale Valley on the other side of Haystacks is Buttermere and Crummock Water

Kirk Fell, we planned to go there today but didn't quite make it

Tony on Green Gable, with the daunting prospect of Great Gable to come

Me at the same place with Kirk Fell in the background

From Green Gable we had to descend into Windy Gap before the big climb to Great Gable

And a big climb it is

Steep and hard work

But the view from the summit is worth it.

Just fantastic views in every direction

Wasdale, England's deepest lake

The war memorial at the summit

looking over Kirk Fell

Haystacks and High Stile

looking towards Ennedale


After the descent, Great Gable behind us.

The last view of Buttermere before we descend back to the car.

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Tuesday 29th April 2013