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

Tony Kenny conquered on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Wasdale via Sty Head and 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 and Great Hell Gate; return over Green Gable and 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 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 bagged 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

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

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (3)

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (76)

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)

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (73)

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

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)

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (4)

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (5)

An impressive looking Great Gable from near the summit of Broad Crag

An impressive looking Great Gable from near the summit of Broad Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (227)


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