Great Gable via Sourmilk Gill
Route type: Climb
Distance: 8.13km, 5.05 miles. Like (1)
Great Gable is popularly rated by most Lakeland walkers as one of the best of the areas favourite mountains. And quite rightly too for it's an awesome sight. Probably the most often painted and photographed of all the Lakes mountains for it sits spectacularly in a central position when looking into Wasdale from Wast Water. And the stunning panorama of views from the top are breathtaking. To the north west are brilliant views into Ennerdale and Crummockdale with the complementary ridges which include Pillar, Looking Stead, Haycock, etc to the south of Ennerdale and then the Haystacks, High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike ridge to the north. Turn about and look due south to the Scafells. It has to be climbed, without a doubt, and if you haven't been up yet then you have got to climb it sooner than later! And the way up from Seathwaite by Sourmilk Gill and Windy Gap is my favourite.