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Worth the View

A though ascent from Seathwaite up to Windy Gap up the scree slope. Fantastic views from the top... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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An enjoyable climb

Having done many mountains in this area, I would definitely say that the ascent of Great Gable is... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A though ascent from Seathwaite up to Windy Gap up the scree slope. Fantastic views from the top all the way to Scotland and across most of the lakes.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Having done many mountains in this area, I would definitely say that the ascent of Great Gable is one of the most enjoyable climbs: the views throughout the climb are stunning, and the summit provides an incredible panorama of the mountains and valleys which surround...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JackAverre
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Doing Great Gable from Seathwaite is the best route. You pass waterfalls, you walk through a huge valley and if you’re ticking off the Wainwrights you can easily tick off Base Brown, Green Gable and Great Gable. Done it 3 times. If you need to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Y6539SKjohnr
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Parked on the road to Seathwaite - beware of farming vehicles so make sure you park well on the grass verge. Don't obstruct the road. Walked through the farm going through the gate on the right and through the camp site to Sourmilk Gyhll. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 26 May 2018

First introduced to Great Gable on a school trip in 1971 and love it still. For an older person, the safe route is from Sty Head straight to the top which avoids the drop to Windy Gap by going over Green Gable. The path is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank GMR_9
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A splendid mountain climbed many times but a first for grandson aged 14.Unfortunately it is a very popular mountain( I prefer my mountains remote and people free) full of people taking selfies.Lots of good routes up but I must beg to differ with one of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This walk is suitable tot hose still capable of scrambling and clambering over rocks whether you take the route from the valley bottom at Seathwaite or start higher up at Honister Slate Mines. Both begin with very steep climbs and the trick is to pace...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank boyesy43
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Grown up family outing with elderly father (me) proving that he can still keep up (well nearly) with the youngsters. We were rewarded with a clear day with fantastic views over the Solway Firth to southern Scotland and over the Irish Sea to the Isle...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Edward1951S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A great choice if you prefer abit more of a challage then a straight walk up, Grade2/3 scambling towards the top makes it challaging but fun. I personally prefer this mountain to its nearby scafell pike, its alot less crowded, allowing you to take in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Liam J
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great walk with great views on the summit. Be prepared for any weather though as it can get very windy and / or cloudy on the summit. One of the best walks in The Lake District.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank scubanormksi
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8 October 2017|
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Response from Edward1951S | Reviewed this property |
The other way round this is to start at the Honister slate mine, over to Grey Knotts, Brandreth and Green Gable and returning via Moses Trod and the old tramway to Honister. This circuit can be done either way round and has... More
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Response from KENNY M | Reviewed this property |
I wander along at a leisurely pace taking in the surroundings I started from Wasdale Head and walked up the valley until Stye Head Tarn came in to sight. When you encounter the Rescue Shelter its time to turn up hill to... More