Great Gable Winter Walk

It was a stunning winters day with blue skies, winter sun and snow still glistening on the tops. Great Gable was the destination from the Honister Pass. The valley was still cold with the winter sun still to rise. The path from the Honister slate mine was steep to start but welcomed to warm the body.

We headed to Great Knotts and then onto Brandreth. The view from the top was stunning clear all around. The sun was now warming the group and the excitement in the group was rising once Great Gable came into view. 
Great Gable
Descending Brandreth

We had met up with friends Tina and Craig and the four of us soon made our way towards Green Gable before descending to windy gap and then the final push up Great Gable. The ground was frozen and the sun reflected the best that the view had to offer.

Windy Gap between Green and Great Gable

Tina and Craig

The last part of the walk was a fun little scramble on icy, snowy ground. The view just seemed to get better and better. Considering the stunning day and great conditions there were very few people to share it with on the fell. Once ontop it was time for the team picture before heading north to descend.

The descent was bearing north before bearing east back towards Greengable crag. The descent was steep and on quite difficult ground. The ice and snow only made it more interesting. Taking it easy we descended taking in the view as we went. It was not long before we were looking back up at windy gap. We decided to traverse Brandreth and continue through the Honister slate mine.

Back at the car it was time for a well earned brew at the Honister slate mine which is well worth a visit. A great day in the Lakes and definitely one to remember!

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