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Great Gable
899m (2951ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
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

Andrew Flynn walked up on August 1st, 2009 [with] Lads from work

Michael Austin climbed on June 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] C417

Jeremy Torrance bagged on May 3rd, 2010 [with] Ash, Tim, Richie, Jon

Kevin Foster hiked 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 & probably quite rare for a mountain as popular as Great Gable. I also had some tantalising views of Wasdale & Wast Water from the Westmorland cairn as the cloud continued to gradually lift.

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

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

Phil Higgins scaled 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 walked up on June 22nd, 1980 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite, via Climbers' Traverse & Great Hell Gate; return over Green Gable & Base Brown [with] Ian Wright [weather] Hot

Richard Beardsley climbed 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 & windy on summits. - Parked at slate mine (£5) & commenced walk at 1100hrs. Followed the route guide throughout & summited Grey Knotts & Brandeth where we had lunch. Continued onto the tops of Green Gable & 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 bagged on May 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] Great Gable from Seathwaite [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] Sunny low wind & very hot. Middle of Pandemic

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

Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Innominate Tarn

Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell from Innominate Tarn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (242)

Great Gable from Red Pike (Wasdale)

Great Gable from Red Pike (Wasdale)

Photo: James Brennan (6)

Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (230)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: David Swales (1)

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)

*Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

*Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (12)

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Photo: John Crosfield (2)

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Photo: John Carney (1)

*From Left to right: Caw Fell, Seatallan, Red Pike, Pillar, Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Lingmell and Sca Fell and Wast Water (foreground) from Illgill Head (NB. Scafell Pike is largely hidden behind Sca Fell)

*From Left to right: Caw Fell, Seatallan, Red Pike, Pillar, Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Lingmell and Sca Fell and Wast Water (foreground) from Illgill Head (NB. Scafell Pike is largely hidden behind Sca Fell)

Photo: Wayne Hill (34)

Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (12)

Yewbarrow and Great Gable from Wast Water, Wasdale

Yewbarrow and Great Gable from Wast Water, Wasdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (26)

Innominate Tarn with Great Gable (top right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Innominate Tarn with Great Gable (top right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Simon Barnett (38)

Great Gable summit

Great Gable summit

Photo: William Ringwood (45)

Kirk Fell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Kirk Fell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Photo: Matt Delemare (40)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)

Great Gable peeping up through the clouds during a cloud inversion from Scafell Pike

Great Gable peeping up through the clouds during a cloud inversion from Scafell Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (352)

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (1)

Red Pike (centre left), Pillar, Yewbarrow (centre), Kirk Fell & Great Gable (right) beyond Wast Water from Whin Rigg

Red Pike (centre left), Pillar, Yewbarrow (centre), Kirk Fell & Great Gable (right) beyond Wast Water from Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (12)

Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (11)

Great Gable from Green Gable

Great Gable from Green Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (29)


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