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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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