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Great Gable
899m (2951ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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9th highest in England,
25th in England & Wales

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11th highest in England,
28th in England & Wales

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4th highest in England,
238th highest in Great Britain

Walk Great Gable walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell

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OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Gable Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Gable

Kevin Foster walked up on May 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Honister Pass (slate mine) [with] By myself. [weather] Low clouds down on tops gradually lifting. - One benefit of the weather today was that I sat on the summit rocks near the war memorial plaque completely alone for about 10 minutes. Very peaceful and probably quite rare for a mountain as popular as Great Gable. I also had some tantalising views of Wasdale and Wast Water from the Westmorland cairn as the cloud continued to gradually lift.

Robert Lloyd climbed on July 20th, 1977 [with] Imelda [weather] Foggy

Tony Kenny bagged on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Wasdale via Sty Head and Windy Gap [with] Kitty [weather] Sunny with slight breeze

Phil Higgins hiked on December 31st, 2008 [from/via/route] Green Gable via Windy Gap [with] Tilly [weather] Fog at Honister, before emerging into billions sunshine. Bright, cold day - With Tilly.

Andy Buxton summited on June 22nd, 1980 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite, via Climbers' Traverse and Great Hell Gate; return over Green Gable and Base Brown [with] Ian Wright [weather] Hot

Richard Beardsley conquered on July 29th, 2020 [from/via/route] Route C442 from Honister Pass. [with] Gillian, Lisa, Andy, Abigail (10) and Jessica (7). [weather] Overcast all day with partial sunshine and windy on summits. - Parked at slate mine (£5) and commenced walk at 1100hrs. Followed the route guide throughout and summited Grey Knotts and Brandeth where we had lunch. Continued onto the tops of Green Gable and Great Gable along with other walkers taking advantage of a rain free day. After a careful descent from Great Gable we strolled back to the car park arriving back at 1730hrs. A thoroughly enjoyable day out with tired children.

Richard Marshall scaled on May 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] Great Gable from Seathwaite [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] Sunny low wind and very hot. Middle of Pandemic

Christine Shepherd walked up on July 19th, 2003 [from/via/route] Walked from Honister via Brandreth. Second and Third times from Seathwaite [with] Andy, Miriam and Ishmay (aged 7) [weather] Sunny - Got half way up Gable again in July 07 but turned back in heavy rain. Reached the summit again twice in 2010. On 18.6.10 Jenny and I had a glorious walk from Seathwaite taking in Fleetwith Pike before a descent via Honister. I then led a church group to the top just over a week later in lovely sunshine. Climbed again 30.11.19. Had to walk back to Honister along Moses Trod in the dark!

Carl Murphy climbed on November 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [weather] Cold icy some snow on top

Andrew Johnson bagged on November 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Honister [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Gable

Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End and Lingmell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End and Lingmell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (6)

Wast Water from Great Gable

Wast Water from Great Gable

Photo: Tony Higgs (3)

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and  Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Photo: David Swales (5)

Green Gable left), Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag (Buttermere)

Green Gable left), Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (7)

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (2)

Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (partially hidden), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head (right) from across Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (partially hidden), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Mick Coxon (15)

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (43)

On Great Gable

On Great Gable

Photo: Andrew Fryer (1)

Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) from below Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel) Ennerdale

Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) from below Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel) Ennerdale

Photo: Rob Barklamb (8)

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (44)


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