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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:










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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

Richard Marchant walked up Great Gable on November 23rd, 1993 [from/via/route] This was a two day trip with an overnight camp at Beckhead Tarn below Great Gable. Day 1 we ascended Yewbarrow then onto Red Pike-Scoat Fell-Pillar-Kirk Fell and descended to Beckhead Tarn and camped the night and what a cold night. Day 2 Great Gable-Scafell Pike via the corridor route then Sca Fell and back down to Wasdale and the car. [with] Best Friend Ray Collins. [weather] Clear blue skies, no wind but very cold and in the minus overnight

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

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

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

David Wand walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged Great Gable on April 25th, 2014 [with] with Dennis

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

Styhead Tarn, Great Gable and Green Gable from the path below Sprinkling Tarn

Styhead Tarn, Great Gable and Green Gable from the path below Sprinkling Tarn

Photo: David Swales (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)

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)

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (85)

Great Gable, Scafell Pike (centre) and Kirk Fell from Fleetwith Pike

Great Gable, Scafell Pike (centre) and Kirk Fell from Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Mike Knipe (158)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre in cloud), Lingmell and the shoulder or Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre in cloud), Lingmell and the shoulder or Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (104)

Great Gable towering above Moses' Trod

Great Gable towering above Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (42)

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)

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)

Northern Souls Walking Club at the Remembrance Day service on top of Great Gable

Northern Souls Walking Club at the Remembrance Day service on top of Great Gable

Photo: Paul Brown (2)


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