Great Gable from Seathwaite

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Mountain Walks
Jul 17

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Distance (12 miles), ascent (1,000m), terrain (some exposure and scrambling).

A 12 mile circular walk to the summit of one of England's iconic mountains, taking in 4 Wainwrights.

From the road end at Seathwaite, we quickly leave the main path and crowds behind, climbing steeply to Base Brown via the Hanging Stone with marvellous views of the valley below.  On reaching the summit, we continue over Green Gable with fabulous views down into wild Ennerdale and then drop down to Windy Gap to start a short easy scramble to the summit of Great Gable itself with views opening up over Wasdale. After enjoying the summit, we continue with a steep and rocky descent to Beck Head and climb to Kirk Fell, our fourth and final Wainwright, for great views back to the Gable.  From there, we return via Windy Gap and Styhead Tarn, having had a fabulous day in the mountains of central Lakeland. 

This is a lengthy mountain walk with considerable height gain (1000m) and some exposure and scrambling, so please be confident of your fitness and ability before signing up.

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