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

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English Marilyn
4th highest in England,
236th 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





Great Gable is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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


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



Great Gable is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



You can walk to the top of Great Gable by using any of these 8 easy to follow route maps:










Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Great Gable, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

Cathy Betoin walked up Great Gable on December 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite - Seathwaite - up the waterwall by the farm onto the ridge and then up to the coll and to Greengable. [with] Pierre, Josh, Tom and Dan [weather] overcast low cloud on the peaks - Christmas family walk - the biggest I have done for a long time!

Jill Dean climbed Great Gable on September 22nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Honister pass [with] Grez, me & dexter [weather] Fab

Christina Lander bagged Great Gable on January 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] Honister Slate Mine - Moses Trod - Great Geable - Green Gable - Brandreth - Grey Knotts - Honister Slate Mine [with] Dick and Meg [weather] Beautiful sunny day

John Almond hiked Great Gable on September 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] go4awalk c417 from Honister Slate Mine - Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Base Brown - Green Gable - GREAT GABLE - Kirk Fell - Wainwright 120 [with] Solo [weather] Good, improving throughout the day. Light cloud on summit of Great Gable. - Horrible direct descent from Great Gable via scree/boulder field to Beck Head Tarn, not recommended! Probably better to descend via NW ridge to Beck Head as described in go4awalk walk c417 route description

Iain Jones summited Great Gable on July 13th, 2016 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head - 29 July 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 1 (Ennerdale)

Lydia Hopkinson conquered Great Gable on June 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] braithwaite [with] walking group [weather] beautiful

David Wand scaled Great Gable on August 10th, 2011 [from/via/route] long walk as was doing as many in two days as poss. thunder storm all around me on the second night. [with] Long walk and camp on the hills.

Chris Sheard walked up Great Gable on October 16th, 2004 [from/via/route] Blacksail hut [with] George & Baz [weather] Misty with Occasional rain - Shame about all the scree

Brian Moncrief climbed Great Gable on April 25th, 2014 [with] with Dennis

Mark Davidson bagged Great Gable on October 17th, 2005 [with] Mike [weather] Quite good for October - some good views

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

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Irton Pike

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Irton Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (178)

Seatallan, Great Scoat Fell, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Whin Rigg from Irton Pike

Seatallan, Great Scoat Fell, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Whin Rigg from Irton Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (179)

A moody looking Great Gable from Great End's north ridge close to Custs Gully

A moody looking Great Gable from Great End's north ridge close to Custs Gully

Photo: Andy Malcolm (226)

Great Gable summit

Great Gable summit

Photo: William Ringwood (45)

Wasdale Head (Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and Great Gable), Whin Rigg and Eskdale Moor from Irton Pike

Wasdale Head (Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and Great Gable), Whin Rigg and Eskdale Moor from Irton Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (181)

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)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (216)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (25)

Wast Water with Illgill Head (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Great Gable summit

Wast Water with Illgill Head (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (34)

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

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

Photo: Wayne Hill (32)


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