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Green Gable

Green Gable



Grid Reference: NY 21472 10716
Height: 801 metres/2628 feet

"the narrow strip of rough ground between the cairn and the rim of the western crags is a fine perch to study the massive architecture of Gable Crag and the deep pit of stones below it: this is a tremendous scene."
A Wainwright

Sitting in the shadow of it's neighbour Great Gable, Green Gable sits at the head of the Ennerdale Valley with impressive views down into the deep valley below and across Windy Gap and Stone Cove to the huge face of Gable Crag, below the summit of Great Gable.

On the western slopes of Green Gable runs Moses Trod, a fine path traversing the fell side from above Honister Pass to Beck Head and down to the Wasdale Valley providing an easy path to the heights of both Green Gable and Great Gable. Tradition held that a man called Moses Rigg, a Honister quarryman, distilled whisky, conveying the illicit liquor down to Wasdale Head in loads of slate, others think that Moses was smuggling Plumbago (early pencil lead) from the mines above Seathwaite.

Two ridges continue north from Green Gable, Base Brown to the north east can be crossed to descend to Gillercombe where a good path descends alongside the glorious Sour Milk Gill to Seathwaite. Another ridge continues north, climbing over bouldery ground to the summit of Brandreth where a good scenic ridge continues north to the summit of Grey Knotts before descending to Honister Pass.

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  1. Great Gable from Wasdale Head

    Great Gable from Wasdale Head: Private Guiding

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    One of the shorter routes to the high summits of the Lake District but steep and rough underfoot at times

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 1100m / 3600ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Great Gable from Red Pike

    Great Gable from Seathwaite: Private Guiding

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    A shorter walk but steep and rough underfoot at times, glorious views over Borrowdale, Wasdale and the Scafell range throughout

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 900m / 2800ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Wasdale and Wastwater from near the Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

    Great Gable from Honister Pass: Private Guiding

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    A shorter walk but steep and rough underfoot at times, wonderful scenery throughout

    Distance: 9km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 680m / 2200ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Wasdale and Wastwater from near the Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

    Great Gable & the Northern Ridges: Private Guiding

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    A great route taking in Great Gable and all the satellite tops to the north of Great Gable

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 740m / 2500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. Sphinx Rock and Wasdale

    The Great Gable Traverse: Private Guiding

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    Very rough underfoot at times with some scrambling, one of the best ways to see a great mountain

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 1100m / 3600ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  6. Crossing the boulders on Broad Crag with Scafell Pike behind

    Borrowdale 10 Challenge: Private Guiding

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    A challenging day over rough ground taking in several of the highest mountains in England

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 11 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  7. The Ennerdale Valley

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

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    One of the longest day walks in the Lake District, but a wonderful rewarding day in beautiful mountains

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  8. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

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    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  9. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge: Private Guiding

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    A very long walk over rough ground, a great very hard challenge event

    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  10. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail: Private Guiding

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    Two days of hard walking over rough ground with a night at the most remote Youth Hotel in England

    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 2600m / 8500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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