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)

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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 - 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 - Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Styhead Tarn from Windy Gap bewteen Great Gable and Green Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (36)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - 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)

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 - Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (1)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Sour Milk Gill Falls

Sour Milk Gill Falls

Photo: David Hayter (390)

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

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (27)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Wast Water from Great Gable

Wast Water from Great Gable

Photo: Tony Higgs (3)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Borrowdale

Borrowdale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (45)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - *Pillar (left), High Stile (centre), Ennerdale, Hay Stacks, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Grasmoor (right) from  Green Gable

*Pillar (left), High Stile (centre), Ennerdale, Hay Stacks, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Grasmoor (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (75)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - The summit cairn on Green Gable with Great Gable beyond

The summit cairn on Green Gable with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Matt Delemare (31)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Me on Great Gable

Me on Great Gable

Photo: Rachel Hill (1)

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

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (28)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (7)

Walk c118 Great Gable from Seathwaite - Great End and Styhead Tarn catching the light

Great End and Styhead Tarn catching the light

Photo: Andy Malcolm (76)

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)


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