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Great Gable

Great Gable is an iconic mountain in the English Lake District - height 2,960 feet (899 metres). Its shape, viewed from Wasdale, is an inverted 'V' - a perfect mountain shape - and features in the National Park's logo. From the summit on a clear day it is possible to see many of the lakes, like the spokes of a wheel, radiating outward, this illustrating the area's radial drainage. The views can be spectacular. The summit is also used for remembrance services. There are various routes, from Seathwaite, Wasdale or Honister, for example. Though suitable for fit and properly equipped walkers, as well as being used by serious climbers, great care needs to be taken on Great Gable, particularly in poor weather.

Image credit: DJ Biles

Location/Address: Various start points - Seathwaite or Wasdale probably being the most popular
County: Cumbria
Post Code: CA12 5XJ
Main Historic Period: N/A
Link to featured article: Missing Great Gable
Useful Website Address: Information from Go Lakes
Tip/Nearby: The post code is for Seathwaite; post code for Wasdale is CA20 1EX. England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is nearby. Camping nearby. Limited parking.
Primary Management: National Park
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