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Base Brown & Great Gable from Seathwaite
Introduction to Walk 1306

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

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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Great End via the north west face from Seathwaite
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Green Gable & Gillercomb Horseshoe from Seathwaite
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Great End & Glaramara from Seathwaite
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Scafell Pike via Esk Hause from Seathwaite
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Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
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Glaramara & Allen Crags from Seathwaite
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3133
2.0 miles / 3.1 km away
Ullscarf and Watendlath from Stonethwaite
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1693
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Grange & Watendlath from Rosthwaite
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.6 miles / 12.4 km
Walk 1444
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Great Gable from Borrowdale Youth Hostel
Grade - hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1153
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The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1289
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

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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