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Great Gable
899m (2951ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Great Gable as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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

You can find Great Gable & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

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


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phil Higgins bagged 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.

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

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

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

Photo: Wayne Hill (22)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre) from Brandreth summit cairn

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable (centre) from Brandreth summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (556)

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

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)

Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (5)

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Great Gable from Moses' Trod

Photo: Matt Delemare (44)

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)

Snow capping Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) Lingmell and Scafell Pike surround Wast Water from near Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale

Snow capping Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) Lingmell and Scafell Pike surround Wast Water from near Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale

Photo: Bob Ferguson (87)

Wast Water from Great Gable

Wast Water from Great Gable

Photo: Tony Higgs (3)

Brandreth summit cairn with Gillercomb Head leading up to Green Gable with Great Gable looking majestic in the background

Brandreth summit cairn with Gillercomb Head leading up to Green Gable with Great Gable looking majestic in the background

Photo: Matt Delemare (28)

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)

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

Photo: Andrew Ward (2)

Innominate Tarn with Great Gable beyond

Innominate Tarn with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Mike Walker (546)

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)

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Paula Oldham (2)

Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (11)

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Green Gable (left) and Great Gable from Brandreth

Photo: David Swales (1)

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (43)

Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (217)

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (26)


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