Great Gable

  • Great Gable - © Flickr user Chris March
  • © Flickr User - Alan Cleaver
  • Towards Great Gable - © Flickr user - George Barker
  • Great Gable and Great End from Kirk Fell - © Flickr User Peer Lawther
  • The summit Pyramid of Great Gable frow Yewbarrow - © Flickr user Doug Sim
  • Great Gable"s Massive Bulk from Kirk Fell to the West - © Wiki user Ann Bowker
  • Overall view from Yewbarrow showing Great Gable - © Flickr user Doug Sim
  • Great Gable in light snow from Scafell Pike - © Wiki user Doug Sim
  • © Flickr User Peer Lawther
  • The view from Cairn put up by the Westmorland Brothers - © Flickr user Doug Sim
  • Head of Wasdale from Wastwater. - © Wiki user Gkgalf
  • Back down Ennerdale valley from near Black Sail YH - © William Mackesy
  • Tongue at Ennerdale head, Great Gable in cloud to right - © William Mackesy
  • Buttermere and Crummock Water from below Grey Knotts - © William Mackesy

Key information: Great Gable

    • One of the Lakes' finest mountains, sitting at the heart of the range with magnificent views all around.
    • Approaches from Ennerdale, Wasdale and Seathwait. Can be incorporated into long ridge walks, including Pillar, Haystacksand even across to the Scafell Massif.
    • There are no less than 25 inspiring Cicerone guide books on the Lake District (their speciality)! Have a look at their website. Find relevant books by using Amazon search function:
      • See our Lake District page for further photos and general and practical information.

Walkopedia rating

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  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty32.5
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 899m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Great Gable in light snow from Scafell Pike - © Wiki user Doug Sim
© Flickr User Peer Lawther

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Head of Wasdale from Wastwater. - © Wiki user Gkgalf...
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