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 . . .

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)

Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Budd (4)

Great Gable and Green Gable from Base Brown

Great Gable and Green Gable from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (16)

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (35)

Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell

Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell

Photo: Wayne Hill (5)

Easedale from Sour Milk Gill

Easedale from Sour Milk Gill

Photo: David Hayter (269)

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Photo: Paula Oldham (3)

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Peter Dryden (21)

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: David Swales (19)

Little Scoat Fell and Pillar (distance) with Brandreth (foreground) from Base Brown

Little Scoat Fell and Pillar (distance) with Brandreth (foreground) from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (17)


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