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.
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.
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)
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.
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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