Saturday, 1 July 2000

Gavel Fell

The grassy slopes of Gavel Fell
Height: 526m (1,726ft)
Prominence: 73m (239ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report: 
The Loweswater Five - 08/05/2016
The summit has a fine view of the western fells
What Wainwright said:

"Gavel Fell is the central and second highest of the five Loweswater fell south of the lake. It rises as a well defined ridge between Highnook Beck and Whiteoak Beck but become sprawling towards the summit, which is a wide grassy tableland of no particular interest".

Gavel Fell the centremost of the five Loweswater Fells in the western part of the District, it stands between Hen Comb and Blake Fell.

Tarns are unusual in this part of the District, although Gavel Fell has a share in one its southern boundary. This is Floutern Tarn, lying beneath Floutern Cop. A long, brooding pool with a depth of about 12 ft, Floutern Tarn drains east and then north into the morass of Mosedale.

A walker's pass crosses beside Floutern, providing access from Buttermere to Ennerdale.

The highest point is marked by a large cairn on a grassy plateau. The view seawards is blocked in part by Blake Fell, but there is a fine array of fells eastward.