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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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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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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

Martyn Atherton walked up Great Gable on September 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] c338 Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable, Kirk Fell [with] Martyn and Paul [weather] Cloudy at first then very warm & sunny - Great view of the mines

Neall Garrad climbed Great Gable on June 25th, 2022 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [weather] Sunny, hailstones, windy

Paul Macey bagged Great Gable on June 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] C417 in revert [with] Luke [weather] Cloudy but cloud above summits

Ian Ashton hiked Great Gable on September 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite & corridor route down [with] Solo

Andrew Flynn summited Great Gable on August 1st, 2009 [with] Lads from work

Michael Austin conquered Great Gable on June 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] C417

Jeremy Torrance scaled Great Gable on May 3rd, 2010 [with] Ash, Tim, Richie, Jon

Kevin Foster walked up Great Gable 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 climbed Great Gable on July 20th, 1977 [with] Imelda [weather] Foggy

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

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

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (73)

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Photo: Chris Budd (5)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre left) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell from Loft Beck

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre left) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell from Loft Beck

Photo: Mike Walker (554)

Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (220)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (27)

Looking NE up Wast Water to featuring Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell and Great Gable (right) from near Lund Bridge

Looking NE up Wast Water to featuring Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell and Great Gable (right) from near Lund Bridge

Photo: Ann Threadgill (1)

On the summit of Great Gable

On the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ray Mather (1)

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)

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)

Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (36)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (28)

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Peter Dryden (21)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre left) from the summit of Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre left) from the summit of Brandreth

Photo: Mike Walker (555)

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

Photo: Wayne Hill (15)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (1)

Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Grey Knotts summit cairn with Great Gable in the distance

Photo: Matt Delemare (27)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (3)

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)

*Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike

*Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Wayne Hill (22)


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