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Name:Gavel Pike
Hill number:3815
Height:784m / 2572ft
Parent (Ma):2527  St Sunday Crag
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 37286 13418
Summit feature:no feature: ground 50m W of cairn
Drop:4m
Col:780m  NY373134  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:cairn is at NY 37341 13430 (not referred to by Birkett) and is 2m lower than summit
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 305 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Patterdale - Birks - GAVEL PIKE - St Sunday Crag. With Anne-Mariecitygent13/04/2019
Patterdale > Arnison Crag > Trough Head > Birks > Gavel Pike > St Sunday Crag > Deepdale Hause > Grisdale Hause > Seat Sandal > Grisdale Tarn > Patterdale. Fine day with sunny breaks, wind quite chilly on the tops, just me.johnkaysleftleg27/03/2019
With NB from Patterdale via Oxford Crag, Arnison Crag, Trough Head, Lords Seat, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Black Crag. Very windy.Frank15/01/2019
With FR from Patterdale. 8C in valley 3C on tops Windy clear below 600m Arnison Crag, St Sunday Crag, BirksBheinn15/01/2019
Debs and Tali, day off work.Mountain Goat10/12/2018
Picking off a couple of stragglers Cofa and Gavel Pike via Fairfield and St Sunday.Quiet day with the clag covering the tops.As usual as soon as we returned to Patterdale the tops were clear..jocks104/09/2018
Hot and humid run - via Fairfield and Dove Cragnell158308/06/2018
From Patterdale YHA with Jago, Dave, Steve G, Tim and Adrian, 15.7km in 6h 18m on an at times windy day but bright and sunny: Gale Crag - Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Cofa Pike - St Sunday Crag - Gavel Pike. Bypassed Birks (done before) on route down.stevem7628/04/2018
With MVW from Patterdale via Oxford Crag, Arnison Crag, Trough Head, Lords Seat, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Black Crag.Frank20/03/2018
Parked in Patterdale, Deepdale Bridge, Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, Gavel Pike, Birks. Mostly clear with some sun and good views, strong cold win with the snow mostly melted away.Fell_wanderer29/01/2018
From Patterdale, car park behind sports field (donations), high cloud, cold, windy and good clear views till lunch.iangalbraith30/10/2017
Parking area next to Deepdale Bridge at 399144 - RoW to bridge over Coldcove Gill - Over bridge & then good path up side of beck, behind Lattershaw Crag & up to the small former quarry below Lords Seat - Left path & made way up between rocks to Lords Seat & then path up to cairn & nearby summit. (PM CM to quarry)gerrybowes12/10/2017
From Cofa Pike , over St Sunday Crag and onto Gavel Fell with CM and Marli. Descended directly to Wall End and the car at Deepdale Bridge. CM to Arnison.bolton12/10/2017
CJM12/10/2017
From Arnison Crag via Birks then route 1 across unfrequented corrie. Summit is a fine perch. Descended same route, fine views of Ullswater and route quiet by Lakeland standards. Rain started at Arnison crag. Back for burger at the post office. 2 hours.Wycombe Wanderer09/09/2017
Then St Sunday Grag & Grisedale TarnWeather Prophet31/05/2017
Arnison Crag, Birks, St.Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield and Gavel Pike. From Patterdale. 3rd great day of amazing views and weather!!Alunrees3327/03/2017
CJ and BW set off. Only CJ summittedchrisj196518/03/2017
From Patterdale with Colin, on to Cofa Pikebardolph18/12/2016
Up from Patterdale. My last Birkett. Solo celebration with a wee dram of Lagavulin. Taken me 60 years.ngthack03/10/2016
A long walk Arnison Crag, Birks, Gravel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, cola Pike, Hart Crag Hartsop Above How and finally up Gale Crag 13 miles done a very hard walkTobo196918/08/2016
With G. Mostly Nuttalls' route from Gillside (Glenridding) > Striding Edge > Helvellyn > Nethermost Pike > High Crag > Dollywaggon Pike > Seat Sandal > St Sunday Crag > Gavel Pike > Birks > Gillside via Lanty's TarnRT197027/06/2016
striding edge, nethermost pike, high crag, dollywagon pike, seat sandal, st sunday crag, gavel pike, birks, arnison crag from patterdale sports ground cp.robertphillips26/06/2016
En route to St Sunday via less distinct track off S from main drag.Eddie22/05/2016
From Patterdale on a circuit including St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag and all the little tops.jonglew27/02/2016
Patterdale circuit - Cow Bridge over Arnison Crag, St Sunday crag, Fairfield, Hartsop over How, Cow Bridge. Great winter walk with some wind but clear skies.Ajm031003/02/2016
broke away from lancashire walking group to pick off this birkettcolinfielding22/11/2015
Birks - Gavel Pike - St Sunday Crag - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Rydal Fell 1st Top - Rydal Fell 2nd Top - Rydal Fell 3rd Top - Rydal Fell 4th Top - Heron Pike North Top - Heron Pike (Rydal) - Nab Scarronaldo33304/09/2015
Ascent from Patterdale with Matt Riding and John via Birks.pwhitaker_196603/07/2015
Walked as part of annual AW Walk Deepdale Horseshoe.11 in attendance. Sunny with a strong cold wind on top of ridge. Visited the Priest Hole.rwinrow27/06/2015
solo - A clear warm day Many previous ascentsShutterlag27/06/2015
true summit & cairned summitwainwrighteer17/05/2015
Patterdale-Grisedale Tarn-St Sunday Pike-Gavel Pike, great route with Angie 8 milepcooper11/04/2015
KeithByTheC29/11/2014
Parked at Bridgend, up Deepdale onto Deepdale Hause, St Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks, Arnison Crag, down to Patterdale and back along the road to Bridgend.Chipstertrain12/10/2014
Parked in Pattersdale. Arnison Crag, Birks, St.Sunday Crag and Gavel Pike.AlunRees3111/09/2014
With Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave03/05/2014
Deepdale horseshoeCaralynR05/10/2013
Blue skies all the way. Started at Patterdale then up Arnison Crag, Birks and on to St Sunday Crag via Gavel Pike. Had 5 minutes solitude before the crowds arrived. Back down via Thorn How End.SS28/09/2013
IanDazza14/09/2013
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere02/06/2013
Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfieldronaldo33319/05/2013
Arnison crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St. Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag. 10.5 miles.crax7322/09/2012
a quick out n back from st sundays, well worth it. a lovely spot, very little ascent mind you. sml cairnstig_nest02/09/2012
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/08/2012
not rainingandying11/08/2012
Solo, on a sunny & windy walk round the Deepdale Horseshoe.alistairpooler15/04/2012
Ascent up St Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge, sunny with snow showers. Went on to do Fairfield Looprossdrummond14/04/2012
With: hb; We made a point of visiting this Birkett top on the descent from St Sunday Crag because the conditions were so good. Lots of snow cover and very cold.Ian Baines07/02/2012
Solo in wintry conditions taking in SSC, Birk and Arnison from Patterdale Hotel. Brilliant dayjester6921/12/2011