Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite

Clear paths & superb views on glorious gable


Route outline for walk c118:

- Seathwaite  -   Stockley Bridge  -   Styhead Tarn  -   Sty Head  -   Great Gable  -   Westmorland Cairn  -   Windy Gap  -   Green Gable  -   Mitchell Cove  -   Blackmoor Pols  -   Base Brown  -   Gillercomb  -   Sour Milk Gill (Borrowdale)  -   Seathwaite.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Great Gable at 899m (2951ft). Great Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (9th highest in England, 25th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 7). Great Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (11th in England, 28th in England & Wales). Great Gable is classified as a Marilyn (4th highest in England, 236th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Green Gable, 801m (2629ft). Green Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (41st highest in England, 76th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 34). Green Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (49th in England, 92nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Base Brown, 646m (2120ft). Base Brown is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (148th highest in England, 255th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 117). Base Brown is also known as an English Nuttall (198th in England, 340th in England & Wales).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite

In no particular order . . .

Checking the GPS on Sty Head in the snow

Checking the GPS on Sty Head in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (75)

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (74)

Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (23)

Sour Milk Gill

Sour Milk Gill

Photo: David Hayter (389)

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (18)

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (72)

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (20)

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)

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (7)

On Great Gable

On Great Gable

Photo: Andrew Fryer (1)


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