Start point: Wasdale Head (NY 186 084)
Wasdale Head – Moses Trod – Gavel Neese – Beck Head – Great Gable – Westmorland Cairn – Sty Head – Wasdale Head
Distance: 10km Total Ascent: 850 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 40 minutes Start Time: 09:50
Weather: Wild and windy. 2°C
The summit of Great Gable was cloud covered when I arrived at Wasdale Head but I was hopeful that it would clear out a little – certainly towards the coast there was sunshine and blue skies. That never quite materialised but it was still a great walk. Originally I planned to visit Napes Needle but the weather conditions at the top made me change my mind about that one; it was simply too windy to attempt the south traverse. Instead I dropped down to Sty Head on the main path as it was the safer and more straightforward option.