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Gt. Gable from Seathwaite

Parked on the road to Seathwaite - beware of farming vehicles so make sure you park well on the... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Andrew H
Manchester UK
A great fell to climb

First introduced to Great Gable on a school trip in 1971 and love it still. For an older person... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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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

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

2  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

3  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

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

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

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.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Set off early on a October morning as the sun was beginning to show its self over the top of the fells.The summit of Great Gable was bathed in light and was just magnificent as we set off from Wasdale Head. This is without question...More

1  Thank KENNY M
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Highlight of our week in the Lakes this year was our walk to Great Gable via Green Gable then back through Green Gable to Brandreth and Grey Knotts. We parked at Honister Slate Quarry (£5 for the day). An OS map was essential for navigation...More

3  Thank Pete B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I first took note of Great Gable when I saw it from the top of High Street nearly 30 years ago and I wondered what that great hump was standing out on the horizon wanting to be climbed. Eventually I did manage to climb it...More

3  Thank jcm99
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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
Gail R
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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