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Beck Head Tarn(s)

 

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The tarn can be reached from four directions the obvious ones are when passing from Great Gable to Kirk Fell and vice versa. The most direct route to the tarn is from the Wasdale Head side of Styhead Pass, from here follow the very difficult and steep path up Gavel Neese and Gable Beck. This only leaves the easiest route (in terms of steepness) which is from Honister Mines up to Brandreth then drop down to the Moses Trod path at the top of Tongue Beck and following this path to Beckhead.

 

 

 


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4th April 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 30
  Tarns between Honister and Kirk Fell 10 mile 4200 ft
Honister Pass - Honister Mines - Grey Knotts - Grey Knotts Tarn - Brandreth - Brandreth Tarn - Base Brown - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Great Gable - Beck Head - Kirk Fell north top - Kirk Fell Tarn - Kirk Fell - Beck Head - Stone Cove - Moses Trod - Drom House - Honister Mine - Honister Pass
 

12th March 2014
  Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head 6 mile 2600 ft
Wasdale Head - Mosedale - Gatherstone Beck - Black Sail Pass - Kirk Fell Crags - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Tarn - Rib End - Beck Head - Gavel Neese - Burnthwaite - Wasdale Head Church
 

25th October 2010
  Half a sunny afternoon on Great Gable 5.7 mile 2700 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite Farm - Gavel Neese - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head - Styhead Pass - Burnthwaite Farm - Wasdale Head
 

25th September 2010
  Black Sail Pass, Kirk Fell and Beck Head 6.1 mile 2600 ft
Wasdale Head - Mosedale - Black Sail Pass - Kirkfell Crags - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Tarn - Rib End - Beck Head - Gavel Neese - Burnthwaite - Wasdale Head
 

26th September 2008
  Kirk Fell direct, Beck Head and Gavel Neese 4.3 mile 2400 ft
Wasdale Head - Kirk Fell (direct route) - Rib End - Beck Head - Gavel Neese - Moses Trod - Wasdale Head
 

24th October 2007
  A great afternoon on Great Gable 6.3 mile 2909 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite - Gavel Neese - Beck Head - Great Gable - Styhead - Styhead Pass - Burnthwaite - Wasdale Head
 

15th September 2006
  Beck Head, Great Gable and Sty Head from Wasdale Head. 6 mile 2904 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head - Sty Head Pass - Wasdale Head
 

2nd June 2006
  The direct route up Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head. 4.35 mile 2493 ft
Wasdale Head - Kirk Fell - Beck Head - Gavel Neese - Wasdale Head
 

31st December 2005
  Rain, rain and more rain - the final walk of 2005 Kirk Fell and Great Gable 7.75 mile 3320 ft
Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Kirk Fell - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head Pass - Wasdale Head
 

27th August 2004
  Great Gable from Wasdale Head 5.9 mile 2900 ft
Wasdale Head - Wasdale Head Church - Burnthwaite - Sty Head - Sty Head Tarn - Great Gable - Beck Head - Beck Head Tarn - Gable Beck - Wasdale Head Church - Wasdale Head
 

13th August 2004
  The direct route up Kirk Fell and Beck Head 4.5 mile 2520 ft
Wasdale Head - Kirk Fell - Kirk Fell Tarn - Rib End - Beck Head Tarn - Beck Head - Gable Beck - Burnthwaite Farm - Wasdale Head Church - Wasdale Head
 



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