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Great Gable from Borrowdale Youth Hostel
Introduction to Walk 1444

Photo from the walk - Great Gable from Borrowdale Youth Hostel

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 3850 feet / 1167 metres

Time - 9 hours 50 minutes

Grade - hard

This Lake District walk ascends Great Gable via Napes Needle. The route starts from Borrowdale Youth Hostel and also includes Seathwaite, Styhead Tarn and the summits of Green Gable, Brandreth and Grey Knotts. This is not a walk for the inexperienced as some scrambling in exposed positions is required. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Brandreth, Great Gable, Green Gable, Grey Knotts. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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