Saturday, 2nd May 2009




Walk: Wasdale Head, Blacksail Pass, Great Gable, Styhead Tarn
Start Point: Wasdale Head car park Grid Reference: NY 186 085
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 2,700 feet
Time: 6.5 hours    
Weather: Fine with a cold wind.
Comments: We left Wasdale Head to ascend Black Sail Pass and take a little used path on the northern slopes of Kirk Fell under Boathow Crags to Beckhead. This was followed by a stiff rocky climb up the west flank of Gable to the summit. After lunch and a good rest we took a short diversion to Westmorland Crags for a full length view of Wasdale. We descended by the well-worn tourist route to Styhead and by the slanting path under Kern Knotts back to the cars.

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