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




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 28th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (4th highest in England, 238th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Green Gable at 801m (2629ft). Green Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (43rd highest in England, 78th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 34).

Green Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (50th highest in England, 93rd highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Base Brown at 646m (2120ft). Base Brown is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (148th highest in England, 254th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 117).

Base Brown is also known as an English Nuttall (196th highest in England, 338th highest in England & Wales).


You can find more walks near this one 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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite

In no particular order . . .

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Ennerdale with Pillar (left) and High Stile (right) from Green Gable

Ennerdale with Pillar (left) and High Stile (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (30)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - On Great Gable

On Great Gable

Photo: Andrew Fryer (1)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (35)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (78)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Wast Water and The Wasdale Valley from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Wast Water and The Wasdale Valley from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (35)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Great Gable from Green Gable

Great Gable from Green Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (29)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Sour Milk Gill

Sour Milk Gill

Photo: David Hayter (389)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (220)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Borrowdale

Borrowdale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (45)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Green Gable and Windy Gap from Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (223)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (24)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Scafell re-visted. Me, my dog and my mates passing Styhead Tarn on the way up to Scafell Pike

Scafell re-visted. Me, my dog and my mates passing Styhead Tarn on the way up to Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Rugg (1)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (25)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Gavel Neese on the lower slopes of Great Gable

Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Gavel Neese on the lower slopes of Great Gable

Photo: David Swales (20)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Wast Water with Illgill Head (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Great Gable summit

Wast Water with Illgill Head (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (34)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale  with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Photo: Andy Malcolm (231)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (216)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Wayne Hill (4)


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