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Name:Gavel Fell
Hill number:2474
Height:526m / 1726ft
Parent (Ma):2462  Blake Fell
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Catchment Boundaries, Calder & Ehen
Watershed:St Bees Head to Ravenscar
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge,
Grid ref:NY 11698 18384
Summit feature:cairn
Col:451m  NY115189  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Observations:ground (no feature) 125m NNW at NY 11660 18500 is as high and corresponds to 526m spot height on 1:25,000 map
Survey:Abney level
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Nice, clear path from Gavel Fell - High Nook to this summit and Wainwright #23. Part of a running loop which took in Knock Murton, Low Pen, High Pen, Gavel Fell - High Nook, Gavel Fell, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell East Top, Banna Fell.madaddo14/08/2020
great walkhikester09/08/2020
TC, EC, Tess, Josh, Pete, Claire. From Loweswater (Maggie's Bridge)TopCat195909/08/2020
Burnbank Fell, Owsen Knott, Loweswater End, Sharp Knott, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Banna Fell, Floutern Copkeithouk09/08/2020
My final Wainwright :)Alan Caine08/06/2020
Circuit of Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burbank fell, during pandemic crisis.Mountainhikes19/03/2020
From Banna Fell on way to Blake Fell. Glorious winter day, frosty with good clear views.MichaelF30/11/2019
Little Dodd, Hen Comb, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell East Top, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell and Burnbank FellWayne Mac20/10/2019
With Penda, from Loweswater, by way of Hen Comb across Whiteoak Moss. High wind and driving rain all day, we dried out by Kirkstile Inn fire after!beorwulf07/10/2019
rebagged. Windy and sunny.Jhimmy21/09/2019
We descended Hen Comb and headed over Whiteoak Moss, very boggy in places, to White Oak and up to Gavel Fell summit. Easy path to follow along the fence line. With Richie and MB.Zoe Little15/09/2019
From camping barn on the north shore of Loweswater. Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb and Mellbreak included on circular walk.welshyboyo24/08/2019
Steep accent up Mellbreak, made our own way up Hen Comb, then gavel fell, blake fell, burbank fell. Cloud lifted in the afternoon, good visibility and views, however occasional heavy showers.Joel45119/08/2019
Paul Tierney Wainwrights record - Leg 3DinoF14/06/2019
From Blake we moved on to Gavel fell. Very straight forward again on these westerly rolling hills. Nice cairn summit and a good view towards last weekends adventure of Great Bourne and Starling dodd. From here we confirmed what I wanted and made our way to Hen comb.Scotty 2 Hotty13/04/2019
From Hen Comb via the bogCyclistno122/02/2019
From Maggie's bridge car park, Loweswater, with hiking Manchester. Very windy but clear day. Mellbreak North Top Mellbreak South Top, Hen Comb, Banna Fell, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Carling Knott, Burnbank Fell.Lazylizzie16/02/2019
With Mr. Beardstephenhughes10/02/2019
me and StePaul Beard10/02/2019
From: Maggie's Bridge (Loweswater), Burnbank Fell, Blake FellRWG20/01/2019
Parked at Felldyke. Walked up Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell and Gavel Fell. With LP and RO>wombourne04/01/2019
Last walk of the year on a windy dayejjohnstone31/12/2018
Kelton, Godworth, Banna Fell, Banna Fell East Top, Floutern, Gavel then High Nook on Gavel, High Pen, Low Pen, Knock Merton and Kelton Fell Top. 9 mile circuit with main objective to get Knock Merton to complete our Fellrangers in 2018 - just 3pm on last day.nickywood131/12/2018
With NB MVW, from Maggie's Bridge round of Burnbank Fell. Carling Knott, Loweswater End, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell and High Nook. Windy and cold.Frank13/11/2018
From Maggie's Bridge, through Holme Wood onto Burnbank Fell, Round to Carling Knott, Up onto Blake Fell, Down and up onto Gavel Fell, then down NE ridge over north top. Back via High Nook Farm. Woth FR amd MVW (Part Time)Bheinn13/11/2018
Via High Nook Farmdavidsharpe2329/09/2018
(Walkers with) Gary Dean (Start/Parking point) Maggies Bridge - Holme Wood - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Gavel Fell - HGavel Fell (High Nook) - High Nook Farm - Maggies Bridge.redbob21/09/2018
Maggie’s Bridge - Gavel Fell - Blake Fell - Burnbank Fell - Holme Wood - Maggie’s BridgeMountainTerrier08/09/2018
Final 6 Wainwrights. Parked near Kirkstile Inn. Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb, Great Borne, Starling Dodd. Very strong winds and raining hard on top of Starling Dodd, my final Wainwright and then still for walk back to Kirkstile Inn to finish.Fell_wanderer01/08/2018
From Scalehill Bridge (as Maggie's Bridge car park currently closed). Mellbreak (both tops), Scale Knott, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell. Mostly dry and breezy with good views.alistairpooler15/07/2018
Parked on the edge of the Lamplugh road and took the clear path that goes down towards Ennerdale. At the point where it turns down we turned up a well trodden path though not signed or on the map. the path took us straight up to the top of Burnbank fell then onto Blake Fell and finally Gavel. from here we dropped down another clear path though not on the map towards Crummock and gradually walked round to meet the original path that we had left. Lovely sunny day though a good breeze on top. Walked with Chris.karentracey08/07/2018
From SE of Loweswater, round of Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb and Mellbreak.Topographer5721/06/2018
With Colin on a cloudy misty weekend and a little chilly. Did with Hen Combe; Blake and Burnbank Fells.jonesj217/06/2018
With Olwyn.Trevolw07/06/2018
Ascended from Loweswater, watergate farmbillames03/06/2018
Parked at Fangs Brow > Burnbank > Blake > Gavel. Descended via High Nook and returned to Fangs along Loweswater lakeside/Hudson Place/Jenkinson PlaceFrankieJD27/05/2018
Mellbreak the Return. After a memorable day in the Loweswater hills three years ago I returned with Mark hoping for a better day. Walking from Maggies Wood car park, the steep climb up to Mellbreak was in sunshine retracing our steps and dropping down to cross Mosedale Beck to tackle Hen Comb head on. As we approached the summit the rain started and as we climbed Gavel Fell it was getting quite breezy. Glad to stop for lunch in the shelter on Blake Fell before we carried on to the still uninspiring 'top' of Burnbanks Fell. Weather improved on the descent to Holme Wood and the car and a welcome pint in front of the log fire at the Kirkstile InnPhilip A03/05/2018
With JGCW01/05/2018
walk-blake fellbabsjess29/04/2018
Climbed gavel fell following OS mapseanrtaylor9129/04/2018
Parked at Maggies bridge Mellbreak, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burbank Fell.Stu Percival26/04/2018
Linear solo walk from Mockerkin to Buttermere via Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell and Gavel Fell. This was unfinished business from a previous walk which I binned half way round after doing Melbreak and Hen Combe. This time it was a bit overcast with a warm breeze.Butty19/04/2018
From Loweswater End & Carling Knott, skirting under Blake Fell. With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave01/04/2018
From Waterend ascent of Burnhank Fell, via Hudson Place. On to Blake Fell and Gavel Fell and Hen Comb. Descent into Mosedale and ascent of Mellbreak via Mosedale Holly Tree. Descent to Loweswater via Mellbreak (North Peak) and White Crag, and back to Waterend.raymooremanx11/03/2018
Loop from Fangs Brow Farm. Little Dodd, Hen Comb, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell East Top, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Sharp Knott, Burnbank Fell with PeteN and KG.screeleep25/02/2018
indistinct point on grass and heather, no snow no fog now, nice views of surrounding green valleys and still snowy ridgesDenise 30/12/2017
Dry. V.windy.davechaffey30/12/2017
Maggies bridge - little Dodd - Hen Comb - Floutern Cop - Banna Fell - Gavel Fell - Blake Fell - Burnbank Fell - Maggies Bridgebriandiggle11/12/2017
from Blake Fell, descent via High Nookbengrant6604/11/2017