|Area:||Lake District - Western Fells|
|Classification:||Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP|
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
|Maps:||OL4(S), OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger|
|Grid Ref:||NY211103 Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km|
|Summit:||stone on rock - photo|
|Daylight:||dawn 07:29, sunrise 08:08, sunset 16:42, dusk 17:22|
Great Gable viewed from Wasdale Head is unmistakable. Situated at the head of Wasdale where it presents a giant triangular gable end, it is also at the head of Ennerdale and close to the Black Sail hostel.
The most popular routes of ascent are Wasdale Head via Sty Head pass, or from Seathwaite via Sour Milk Gill taking in Green Gable since it's in the way.
Every Remembrance Sunday a memorial service is held at the plaque installed on the summit rock by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club in memory of those, and especially its members, who died in the First World War and those following it. In spite of the sometimes inclement weather many hundreds of people make the climb to hear the nondenominational service, in what has to be the most moving of settings.
Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:
Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ajdowsett, alanm9, albee23, Andy Duff, anthbowles, awall, benbrewins, beth, Boss_keloid, bryanatk, buffer, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x6), Carolwildbird, ccoleby, CEW, Chris the rambler, chrisfry35 (x6), clmyers, DANE2766, Daniel278, darmour, Darrenh, Dave Martin, demig, digby, distantecho, DJSibbald, domusmantell, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, Dunkman, eclipseandy, fellwalker68, fidds, finndougal, fizzerfox (twice), frothyraptor, gallowshill (twice), gbh, Gedlup, gerard.hurst (x5), gilly_3886, Ginty (x4), GraemeLackford, Hannahfw, HannantMark, HighOrbiter, hillbilly, i2am2no2man (twice), ja5ca, JamieL, jegger, jezsheona, JimRiley, JMCM, john09cw, Karen.m.burns, kierandol, Kingskerswell, koczur, Lancashire Lad, leedrich, Lenny0018, luverlyjuberly, McLeish, Mikew92 (twice), motley 55 (x3), Nottspanther (twice), On The Rivet, PaulG1952, peterb (twice), Peterfishwick, RogerFells, samross, Samrust, sgrice56, SheepFarmer (twice), Smoo1610, Spacemonkey, spookyfish, springfishblue, Stephenmshanks, steve71 (x3), StevetheRover (twice), Stewart Sanderson, Strangerclur (twice), Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba (x3), ThinArthur, Tirama, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, walsh581, windridge, wolfgangb, Yan, and yorkmunrobagger.
In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:
If you need accommodation we have details of 11 properties offering rooms near Great Gable. Here are some examples: