Brandreth, which is a fell with an elevation of 715 metres, stands between Great Gable and Haystacks in the Western Fells in the Lake District, Cumbria. The Western Fells, which are a group of hills in Cumbria, are centred on Great Gable and occupy a triangular area between Buttermere and Wasdale.

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Mountain: Brandreth Elevation: 715m (2345 ft)

Location: Cumbria, England

OS grid ref: NY2151011876

Nearest village(s): Seathwaite, Borrowdale

Coordinates: 54° 29′ 45.6″ N, 3° 12′ 43.2″ W

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The ascent of Brandreth can be made from either Gatesgarth at the head of Buttermere, from Borrowdale via the path next to Sour Milk Gill into Gillercomb, a longer walk could also include walking up Ennerdale before ascending Brandreth or the summit of Honister Pass, which presents a convenient high level start. However, many walkers will ascend this fell indirectly from one of it’s neighbours, or alternatively, avoid the summit altogether and follow the contouring path from Honister to Great Gable.

Unfortunately, the summit of Brandreth, which is identified by a cairn built around a boundary post, is bleak and stony. However, although the view to the south is dominated by the Gables, Pillar, High Stile and the North Western Fells are clearly seen.

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