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Name:Brandreth
Hill number:2416
Height:715m / 2346ft
Parent (Ma):2367  Great Gable
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:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 21454 11916
Summit feature:rock
Drop:61m
Col:654m  NY215115  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:cairn 35m ENE at NY 21489 11928 and cairn 75m SE at NY 21518 11873 are both c 0.4m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1160 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Round of Wainrights with eldest son (16) from YHA Honister Hause - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable, Fleetwith Pike (and also the Nuttall Honister Crag). Unexpectedly sunny all day, forecast afternoon thunderstorm only arrived in the evening. Would not recommend descending the western scree slope of Great Gable.clyoung12/08/2019
Night Wild Campingjmistry8606/07/2019
1st day of the annual week off we set off 9ish to Honister. In no rush the plan was to start steady with a long week ahead. Parking at the slate mine we headed off up the mine road. Easy start?? Felt like starting the wainwrights again after a small time off. We quickly made it up the road though and cut across Grey Knotts. Nearing the summit the wind picked up to a point we could barely stand this with the incoming cloud at about head level it looked like something from Independence day. Nice rocky summit and great views down to 2 valleys of Buttermere and Ennerdale. Watched new top gear night before.Scotty 2 Hotty17/06/2019
From Honister youth hostel. Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirsk Fell (East and main summit). With 22 from Hiking Manchester. Lovely day out. After a drizzly and damp start, the skies cleared and we had beautiful views.Lazylizzie15/06/2019
With Colin and Leonie - together with Grey Knotts. Beautiful clear sunny day.jonesj225/05/2019
With JGCW30/04/2019
With NB from YH. Honister Crag, Fleetworth Pike, Down to Dubbs Hut for respite from wind and rain for lunch. Then Brandreth and Grey Knotts return via NNE shoulder to mine. Another very wet and windy day.Frank12/02/2019
Honister Crag, Fleetwith Pike, Brandreth, Grey Kotts. From Honister with FR in RainBheinn12/02/2019
With Richie from Honister Pass - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable and both Kirk Fells. Lovely day with snow on the highest peaks. Head torches required from the top of Loft Beck so abandoned the final few planned hills.Herbert Anchovy24/11/2018
With Herbert from Honister Pass - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable and both Kirk Fells. Lovely day with snow on the highest peaks. Head torches required from the top of Loft Beck so abandoned the final few planned hills.Richard Lawrenc24/11/2018
With JGCW20/11/2018
Followed fence from Grey Knotts. Unfortunately the fence does not go to the top of Brandreth.bevandy11418/11/2018
For the Remembrance Sunday Centenary. Shocking weather. Solo. 2/5Tom D11/11/2018
me and stePaul Beard04/11/2018
With Paul beardstephenhughes04/11/2018
From Honister.red_jibber28/08/2018
Ascent 19IWC14/08/2018
Jonathan Nic & NedNicola & Stuart13/08/2018
From Base BrownCyclistno113/08/2018
With Jon Footitt and Nigel CunliffeMooseWire05/08/2018
With Bryher. From Gt Gable to Cat Bells. Very quiet for most of the way.jenx19/07/2018
Me and Marley out mountaineering. Lovely warm day, picked off Grey Knotts and Brandreth from Honister. Great locations amidst the giants all round. Just got caught in a heavy shower as we got back to the car.Mark T10/06/2018
Hiked from honistor slate mine. Easy path from grey knotts.Zoe Little06/06/2018
From Honister Pass ascended Grey Knotts via Seatoller Fell and on to Brandreth. Ascend Green Gable via Gillercomb Head, descend to Windy Gap, and the ascended Great Gable. Descend to Beck Head and ascend Kirk Fell. Descend via Kirkfell Crags and up Pillar. Return to Beck Head on the same route. Contour around Kirk Fell to Boat How and return to Honister Pass via Moses' Trod path via Fleetwith, Drum House and the Dismantled Tramway.raymooremanx03/06/2018
Started in Honister pass YHA. Did Grey knotts, Brandeth, Base brown, Green gable, Great gable and Kirk fell. Finished in Wasdale YHA.george_herbert_29/05/2018
On a round including Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Seathwaite Fell with PeterInez06/05/2018
GL3D with Phil W and DanLittledave06/05/2018
With party from WBMC. Borrowdale meetJohn Lee11/03/2018
Direct ascent to Grey Knotts & Brandreth from Honister Pass on our last morning in the Lakes - the main car park is free for NT members; for non-NT members you're better to park at the slate mine, where parking is far cheaper. The way up was a steep slog & horrendously slippery in the wet; take care! Brandreth summit is a bit of a eerie moonscape in fog, but we did get a surprising glimpse through the murk of Ennerdale & the looming bulk of Great Gable.wheresthepath25/09/2017
Solo walk from Honister Slate Mine - Grey Knotts - BRANDRETH - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Kirk Fell - Wainwright 117Nutty17/09/2017
Parked at Honister YHA and ascended via the tramway up to the drum heel then headed up the Gable path before bearing left up to Grey Knotts then onto Brandreth, Green Gable, Windy Gap, Great Gable back to Windy Gap, Moses Trod back to the slate mine.Stu Percival01/09/2017
ennerdale 2 day with wild campjwbellarby27/08/2017
Fab walk and met some lovey people today on the accent of great gable Great Gable, Green Gable, Grey Knotts, Brown Base & BrandrethTobo196923/08/2017
From Seathwaite Grey Knotts Brandreth Great Gable Green Gable Base BrownWifey201622/08/2017
From Brackenclose over Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Glaramara, Allan Crags, Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell and back to Brackenclose. 17th & 18th ascentsIWC21/08/2017
Bagged from Honnister Pass.alanm915/08/2017
part of a summer walk in 2017 walking from youth hostel to youth hostelJoel45103/08/2017
Sean BGR nav'ing legs 4 & 5 Sean, Jim, Euan, PhilLittledave27/07/2017
Thick fog from Grey Knotts. Stopped to bag a fence post on the way that I mistook for the summit in the fog.NorthernWayfarer25/07/2017
Climbed with Andy on Bob Graham Round Leg 4 via Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Steeple, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead. Continued on to Grey Knotts and Honister.dhbond24/07/2017
From Honister with Lou. Straight up from the YHA carpark up to Grey Knotts and onto Brandreth where we explored the various summits and excellent views. Continued up to Green Gable for lunch where we observed Great Gable and decided to go for it. Glad we did as the views we stunning. The Typhoon flypast at from Windy Gap was superb timing by the RAF. We returned via Windy Gap and Green Gable, then headed towards Brandreth but dropped down to pick up the Moses Trod path contouring around to the Tramway. A hot, still sunny day. Perfect!Butty12/07/2017
with gedgb26/06/2017
Honister Crag (Black Star) - Fleetwith Pike East Top - Little Round How - Green Crag - Haystacks SE Top - Seavy Knott - Great Round How - Brandreth - Grey Knotts - Seatoller Fell from GR: NY 22618 13403ronaldo33325/06/2017
Cumbrian Traverse - Broughton Mills to KeswickIWC16/06/2017
On English 3000s walk (Keswick-Skiddaw-Hellvellyn-Scafell Pike-Seatoller). Last summit, visibility still very poor. Not a classic (unless the views redeem it?) and a long dull trudge down to Honister Pass.aucuparia13/06/2017
great dayhikester05/06/2017
Seatoller Fell, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gablekeithouk04/06/2017
Walk with Mark W from Seathwaite up onto Grey Knotts and across to Brandreth descending to the Moses Trod track before ascending Great Gable from the North West. Descended to Windy Gap before climbing to the summit of Green Gable and across the fell to Base Brown before retracing our steps to descend to Seathwaite via the Gillercomb valley and the Sour Milk Gill waterfalls.Philip A01/06/2017
Short hop across from Grey Knotts to Brandreth, as the weather began to change & more layers went on!AmyYoung22/05/2017
Parked up at Honister, walk up Grey Knotts, onto Brandreth, then Green Gable, and then back round to Honister. Lovely sunny day.GaryG11/05/2017