Just wondered if anyone had done the following summits as a horseshoe - Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Pillar?
Earlier this year I did St Sunday Crag, Faifield and Seat Sandal, starting from the A591 and walking up the Patterdale Bridleway. I first went up Fairfield to find the path across Cofa Pike to St Sunday Crag. Then I doubled back and activated Fairfield. I then descended from Fairfield and climbed Seat Sandal. After the activation I then descended the same way I’d climbed up and joined the Patterdale Bridleway back to the car. I was tired when I got home, but I feel that I had capacity to walk further. (I was a litte heavier then too).
I was looking at the number of activations for LD summits and noticed that Kirk Fell and Pillar haven’t been activated that often. I am thinking about staging a 1 day’s expedition to LD land and thought it would be good to pack in a good number of summits to 1, increase my uniques score and 2, increase my overall score. I haven’t done Pillar, Kirk Fell or Great Gable before.
Looking at the map I propose to park the car at Wasdale Head and then follow the path marked Moses’ Trod before branching off for Great Gable. Next I would drop down off Great Gable and follow the path to Kirk Fell. From Kirk Fell I would then take the path past Looking Stead to Pillar. From Pillar I would then follow the footpath back to Wasdale Head.
Does this seem plausible? I would set off very early in the morning. Has anyone got any comments regarding my choice of paths as the contours on the map seem awfully close together at some points? I don’t mind a bit of exposure!
Would it be better to do the summits in a clockwise circle rather than anti clockwise as above?
73 and thanks for any comments/input in advance.