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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. 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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  2. Great Gable from Red Pike

    Great Gable from Seathwaite

    £25.00

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

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

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  3. Sphinx Rock and Wasdale

    The Great Gable Traverse

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 1100m / 3600ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1

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

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  4. Above the cloud near the Westmorland Cairn

    Great Gable & Haystacks

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 14.2km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1220m / 3800ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A shorter walk but at times over rough ground, glorious views over Buttermere and the higher fells

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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