Great Gable

Overview
Height: 2,949 Feet - 899 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 211 103
Area: Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Seven

"The Westmoorland Cairn"

Errected in 1976 by two brothers of the name Westmoorland to mark what they considered to be the finest mountain viewpoint in the district. It stands on the extreme brink of the south face, above steep crags and overlooks Wasdale.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

Great Gable from Wasdale Head.

Great Gable from Wasdale Head.

Great Gable from Green Gable.

Looking steeply down on Tophet Bastion with Great Hell Gate running down towards the left.


The Sphinx, Great Gable.

Looking up at the Napes Needle.

The Napes Needle, Great Gable.

Green Gable and Great Gable seen over Beck Head.

Green Gable and Great Gable seen over Beck Head.

Wasdale Head from the Westmoorland Cairn.

Great Gable FRCC World War summit Memorial.

Great Gable FRCC World War summit Memorial.

At 11:00am on 11th November every year The President of FRCC lead a morning service followed by a monumental two minutes silence dedicated to all those fighting for Queen and Country past and present.


 

There are 9 walks to choose from including Great Gable

The Wasdale Head Watershed

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22nd April 2017
ASCENT: 5,244 Feet - 1,599 Metres
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Great Gable - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Mickledore - Scafell Pike - Lingmell Col - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Great Gable - Beck Head - Rib End - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Crags - Top of Blacksail Pass - Gatherstone Beck - Mosedale - Mosedale Beck - Wasdale Head
 

Base Brown and The Gables from Seathwaite

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25th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,050 ft - 930 Metres
MILES: 6.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable
ROUTE: Seathwaite - Sourmilk Gill - Hanging Stone - Base Brown - Blackmoor Pols - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Green Gable - Westmoorland Cairn - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 9 The Gables and Kirk Fell

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10th April 2016
ASCENT: 3,290 Feet - 1,003 Meters
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Honister Hause - Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Gillercomb Head - Base Brown - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Great Gable - Beck Head - Rib End - Kirk Fell - Rib End - Beck Head - Stone Cove - Moses Trod - Drum House - Honister Hause
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 5 -The Gables and Kirk Fell

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4th April 2015
ASCENT: 3,290 Feet - 1,003 Meters
MILES: 9
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Kirk Fell North Top - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Honister Pass – Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Base Brown - Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Beck Head – Kirk Fell (North Top) – Kirk Fell – Beck Head – Moses Trod – Drum House – Honister Pass
 

Great Gable & Kirk Fell from Honister Mine

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16th October 2014
ASCENT: 3,600 Feet 1,098 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Green Gable – Great Gable – Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Honister Pass – Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Beck Head – Kirk Fell (North Top) – Kirk Fell – Black Sail Pass – Kirk Fell North Traverse – Beck Head – Moses Trod – Drum House – Honister Pass
 

Base Brown to Fleetwith Pike via Great Gable

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20th July 2013
ASCENT: 3,700 Feet 1,127 Meters
MILES: 10.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Base Brown – Green Gable – Great Gable – Brandreth – Grey Knotts – Fleetwith Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite Bridge – Seathwaite Farm – Sourmilk Gill – Gillercomb – Base Brown – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable Windy Gap – Green Gable – Gillercomb Head – Brandreth – Grey Knotts – Fleetwith Pike – Honister Mine – Honister Pass – Seatoller – Seathwaite Bridge
 

Great Gable & Kirk Fell from Honister Mine

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16th October 2014
ASCENT: 3,600 Feet 1,098 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Green Gable – Great Gable – Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Honister Pass – Grey Knotts – Brandreth – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Beck Head – Kirk Fell (North Top) – Kirk Fell – Black Sail Pass – Kirk Fell North Traverse – Beck Head – Moses Trod – Drum House – Honister Pass
 

Great Gable Remembrance Day Service

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11th November 2012
ASCENT: 2,400 Ft, 716 Meters
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Green Gable – Great Gable – Haystacks
ROUTE: Honister Slate Mine – Gillercomb Head – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Windy Gap – Moses Trod – Haystacks – Innominate Tarn – Blackbeck Tarn – Dubs Bottom – Dubs Hut – Honister Slate Mine
 

The Gable Girdle

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27th July 2012
ASCENT: 3,372 Feet 1,028 Metres
MILES: 6
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Great Gable
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Moses Trod – Gavel Neese – Beck Head – Great Gable – Westmorland Cairn – Sty Head Stretcher Box – South Traverse – Napes Needle – Sphinx Rock – Gavel Neese – Moses Finger – Moses Trod – Wasdale Head
 

Great Gable From Seathwaite

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28th March 2010
ASCENT:

2,949 Ft  899Mtrs

MILES: 3.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 3  Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable
ROUTE:  
 

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