Base Brown – (116) Western Fells

Wainwright 116 – Book 7 ‘The Western Fells’

Height: 2,120ft – 646m

Grid reference: NY 225 114 

Walks Including Base Brown Fell:


A dramatic photograph of Great Gable, Green Gable leading along the ridge to Base Brown and behind Brandreth and to the right I think It’s Dale Head; with the Northern Fells in the distance.  Taken from near Esk Hause on the route up to Scafell Pike.

Great Gable; Green Gable with the ridge forking down to Base Brown then Brandreth (behind the ‘dip’).  Sprinkling Tarn is the larger of the two tarn seen below.  Photograph taken near Ill Crag not far from the summit of Scafell Pike.

Seathwaite ahead with the slopes of Base Brown on the right taken from the path near Seathwaite Farm.