6th July 2004

An evening walk up Gavel Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 18:20 to 20:40
Duration 2 hr 40 min
Distance 5.7 mile
Ascent 1499 ft
Walking with On my own
Whins - Floutern Cop - White Oak - Gavel Fell - Floutern Tarn - Gill Beck - Whins
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Whins Farm, Ennerdale

Over the years I've parked here a few times, but to be honest I wouldn't recommend it. The local farmer has a dislike of walkers and it doesn't stop at shouting or arm waving. The best option would be to park at the normal car pars at Bowness Knott.


Route Map

From the path up to Floutern Cop. Bowness Knott in the foreground.

Crag Fell and Grike.

Looking back down the path next to Gill Beck.

The large fell in the middle background is Robinson across to the right is Gale Fell leading up to Red Pike and High Stile just visible behind.

Looking over the top of Little Dodd down into Lorton Vale

Hen Combe with the top of Mellbreak on the left and Gasgale Crags behind. The fell behind on the right of Hen Combe is Grasmoor.

From the path up to Gavel Fell L - R Robinson, Dale Head, Gale Fell, Fleetwith Pike, Red Pike, High Stile, Starling Dodd, Great Borne (side of)

Looking over Whiteoak Moss towards the Red Pike / Starling Dodd fells. With Pillar and Steeple in the background

Gavel Fell summit over Mellbreak to the Grasmoor fells.

Looking down the route off Gavel Fell. A very easy route to follow. The fence runs alongside the path the whole way from Floutern Cop to Gavel Fell.

Floutern Tarn. The fells in the background are left Red Pike and right Starling Dodd.

Mother and not so little baby in one of the fields above Whins Farm.

Ennerdale and Anglers Crag from the start / end of the walk.

David Hall -
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