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Base Brown & Great Gable from Seathwaite
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Photo from the walk - Base Brown & Great Gable from Seathwaite

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 2750 feet / 833 metres

Time - 5 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This Lake District walk starts from Seathwaite in Borrowdale and takes the route over Base Brown to Great Gable. The Gable is an iconic Lakeland mountain and this approach offers an interesting way to its summit. Remember parking at Seathwaite can be hard to find in good weather so an early start is a good idea. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Base Brown, Great Gable, Green Gable, . A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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