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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 the great advantage of starting at a good height so there is less climbing. But you still get to do a circuit. Easiness is a relative term and this still needs good footwear - trainers, flip-flops and stilettos are definitely no go.
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
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 your left this path will take you to the summit of Great Gable. It's rough going at times but very enjoyable I would say I took 3 hours to go up and perhaps 2 1/2 to return. You could do it quicker or slower depending on what you want to achieve and weather will also have some effect on time taken. I would recommend spending the entire day up in the fells and taking your time.