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Whiteside to Grisedale Pike

Whiteside to Grisedale Pike


Postby andy63 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:14 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Whiteside

Hewitts included on this walk: Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Whiteside

Date walked: 05/11/2014

Time taken: 4.3

Distance: 10.2 km

Ascent: 1024m

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After a few weeks without getting out on the hills I finally got a good weather forecast on a day I didn't need to work, so I headed up to the Lake District to bag a few more of the north western fells.


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From the car park at Lanthwaite Green there's a good path leading over the minor summit of Whin Ben and up to the top of Whiteside. It's a steep climb all the way with a bit of easy scrambling.

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Whin Ben and Whiteside


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Whin Ben ascent


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Whiteside ascent


From Whiteside it's a nice ridge walk over Hopegill Head and the Hewitt summit of Hobcarton Crag, and up to the highest point of the day, Grisedale Pike (791m)

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The ridge, from Whiteside west top


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Hopegill Head summit


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Hobcarton Crag and Grisedale Pike


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Grisedale Pike


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Grisedale Pike summit


On the way down there's a narrow path (not shown on the map) which goes around the side of Hobcarton Crag and down to Coledale Hause.

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Descent


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Causey Pike from Coledale Hause


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Whiteside from Coledale Hause


I returned to the car park via Gasgale Gill.The path was a bit loose, and parts of it seem to be slowly crumbling into the river,but I managed to get back OK.

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Gasgale Gill waterfall


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Grasmoor from the car park
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