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Great Gable

Great Gable



Grid Reference: NY 21102 10317
Height: 899 metres/2949 feet

"Great Gable is a favourite of all fellwalkers, and first favourite with many."
A Wainwright

One of the jewels of the Lake District Great Gable is a wonderful mountain, although not the tallest, being just 899m, it can rival most of the higher fells for grandeur and spectacular views.

There are plenty of great routes up Great Gable, from Borrowdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale or Buttermere each with their own charm.

The views from the summit are spectacular, but just a short walk from the summit is the Westmorland Cairn where the view over Wasdale and Wast Water are exceptional.

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  1. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge

    £299.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  2. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge

    £175.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  3. On the summit of Great End

    10 Peak Challenge

    £70.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2500m / 8300ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long walk over rough ground crossing some of the highest peaks in England

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  4. Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    The Wasdale Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 2800m / 9200ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Minimum / Maximum Group Ratio: 3:1 / 8:1

    A very long day above the Wasdale Valley covering some of the most iconic summits in England

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  5. Crossing the boulders on Broad Crag with Scafell Pike behind

    Borrowdale 10 Challenge

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 11 hours
    Minimum / Maximum Group Ratio: 3:1 / 10:1

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

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  6. The Ennerdale Valley

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe

    £40.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 36km / 22 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
    Minimum Group Size: 3
    For more information on the minimum group size please see the questions tab below

     

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

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  7. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail

    £120.00

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

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

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  8. Borrowdale Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £50.00

    Special Price £45.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: Up to 14km / 9 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 1190m / 3900ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Two longer days of walking on rough ground

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  9. The Moon rising over the Lake District

    Great Gable Overnight Walk

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 900m / 2800 ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1

    The chance to watch the sun rise over the Lake District from the summit of Great Gable

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  10. Great Gable from Wasdale Head

    Great Gable from Wasdale Head

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 1100m / 3600ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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