Discover Your Trail - Part 5: Great Gable
Written By: SportsShoes
Here at Sportsshoes we love to hear about and share the incredible hiking and running trails across the UK and beyond (you can check out our UK’s Best Walks & Hikes series to see for yourself). That’s why we’ve worked with The North Face to create the ‘Discover Your Trail’ komoot Collection and ask 7 different hikers across the country to share with us their personal stories and favourite hiking routes.
In part 5 of this series, Lucy Gourley tells us all about her hike on Great Gable in the Lake District, as well as her inspirations for photography and hiking.
You can check out Lucy’s hike here on komoot:
Hi! My name is Lucy and I'm an outdoor enthusiast and keen photographer. I love to travel, hike and explore whenever I get the opportunity. I'm delighted to share one of my favourite routes in the Lake District as part of the Sportsshoes x The North Face 'Discover Your Trail' campaign.
Great Gable is one of the most distinctive mountains in the Lakes and provides views worthy of its name. It has everything you're looking for from a hike with incredible scenery in all directions. You can understand why this is one of the most popular Wainwrights, as the ascent takes you across Stockley bridge and up to the beautiful Styhead Tarn. Upon arrival, the summit offers you arguably the best vista in the Lake District, with views over Wastwater, Buttermere and Crummock water.
For this hike I wore The North Face VECTIV Fastpack FUTURELIGHT Mid boots. The perfect footwear as they provide the lightness, flexibility and grip of a trail shoe but with the ankle support, cushion and rock-solid stability of a boot.
I also wore The North Face Full Zip Mid-Layer Jacket and The North Face Athletic Outdoor Insulated Hybrid Women's Jacket - both providing warmth and comfort on the snowy summit!
Photos: Adam Parkinson
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