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Great Gable

Great Gable, Seascale CA20 1EX, UK

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About Great Gable

Great Gable is one of the most distinctive fells in the Lake District, clearly visible and easily identified from all over the National Park.  One of the unique locations for walkers, scramblers, and climbers alike. It provides a challenging alternative to the walk to the summit, completing a circuit of the fell’s precipitous slopes using trails that used to be the domain solely of hardened climbers.



Attractions near Great Gable

Scafell Pike3.14km from Great Gable

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and war memorial, cared for by the National Trust as a result of a gift after the war.  Consequently, it is very popular with charity events like the Three Peaks Challenge. If you are not on an event you might want to choose another route. Even small variations like going via Mickledore from Brackenclose make quite a difference to the 'feel' of the walk.

Haystacks3.42km from Great Gable

This modest mountain occupies an important position at the head of the Buttermere valley and is surrounded by a diverse and interesting range of peaks.  Its large, undulating summit, containing many hidden recesses, is interesting and contains a number of attractive rock formations and tarns. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Honister Slate Mine3.49km from Great Gable

Honister Slate mine is at the top of the Honister Pass in Borrowdale in the Lake District. You can watch slate being riven (or split) using processes that have changed little over the past 300 years. Quarrying for Westmorland green slate has been taken place in the area since 1728. Apart from the mining, it is also a popular tourist attraction in the Lake District National Park.

Fleetwith Pike3.82km from Great Gable

Fleetwith Pike is a fell in the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria which reaches a height of 648 metres. The fell is a well-known feature of the area as it casts an imposing presence over Buttermere and the Honister Pass on the B5289 motor road between Borrowdale and Buttermere. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend a nice time there.

Honister Pass3.84km from Great Gable

A beautiful mountain pass which starts at Gatesgarth Farm, at the southern end of Buttermere. It connects the Buttermere valley with the eastern end of Borrowdale valley. It is one of Cumbria’s highest passes, with a gradient of 1 in 4. Flowing through the pass from the summit to Buttermere is Gatesgarthdale Beck. Honister Pass holds the UK 24-hour rainfall record; in the 24 hours to 6 pm on 5 December 2015, 341.4 mm of rain fell there.

Bowfell5.18km from Great Gable

Bowfell is a summit in the Lake District – Southern Fells region or range in England. Bowfell is 902 meters high. All the walking routes up Bowfell on Mud and Routes can be found below. The top can be identified by the rib of rock 5m NE of the cairn. Other Notes: . Bowfell is a child summit of Scafell Pike. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time by enjoying the beautiful views out from here.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.