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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 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

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 and 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.

Andy Buxton hiked 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 summited 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 conquered 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

Christine Shepherd scaled on July 19th, 2003 [from/via/route] Walked from Honister via Brandreth. Second and Third times from Seathwaite [with] Andy, Miriam and Ishmay (aged 7) [weather] Sunny - Got half way up Gable again in July 07 but turned back in heavy rain. Reached the summit again twice in 2010. On 18.6.10 Jenny and I had a glorious walk from Seathwaite taking in Fleetwith Pike before a descent via Honister. I then led a church group to the top just over a week later in lovely sunshine. Climbed again 30.11.19. Had to walk back to Honister along Moses Trod in the dark!

Carl Murphy walked up on November 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [weather] Cold icy some snow on top

Andrew Johnson climbed on November 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Honister [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy

Bay Wan bagged on August 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Kirkfell to Great Gable [with] Cocoa dog - 8 yrs old [weather] Sunny summers day. 20 degrees - Lots of scree especialy at the top of Kirkfell.

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

Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (49)

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (7)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 from Burnthwaite, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite, Wasdale Head

Photo: David Swales (13)

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Photo: Chris Budd (5)

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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