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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.

  1. Wasdale and Wastwater from near the Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

    Great Gable from Honister Pass

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 9km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 680m / 2200ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  2. The view down Wasdale to Wastwater from the Westmorland Cairn

    Great Gable & the Northern Ridges

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 740m / 2500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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