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Hobcarton End, Sand Hill and Ladyside Pike

Hobcarton End, Sand Hill and Ladyside Pike


Postby andy63 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:00 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head

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

Date walked: 12/04/2018

Time taken: 4

Distance: 9.7 km

Ascent: 800m

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3 Nuttalls in the north western Lake District which I hadn't done before.Fortunately they join up to give a nice little horseshoe walk over Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head.
I started from a small parking area on the Whinlatter Pass (the wooden post says 'Hobcarton'), walking up the forest road to the left.

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Hobcarton


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After about a mile there's a path (not shown on the map) which turns off to the right.

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Turn right here.


The path goes up through the trees and onto a ridge which climbs up towards Grisedale Pike.One of the minor summits on the ridge is the Nuttall top of Hobcarton End.

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Hobcarton End summit.


The top of the hill was in the cloud, so not much of a view.

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Grisedale Pike summit


From Grisedale Pike I followed the ridge over to Hobcarton Crag, making a short detour from the path to visit Sand Hill,and on to Hopegill Head.

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Hobcarton Crag


In better weather I might have extended the walk to include Whiteside, but with poor visibility it didn't seem worth it, so I headed down the rocky ridge leading to Ladyside Pike.

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Ladyside Pike summit


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Further along the ridge I turned right to follow a fence which goes steeply down into the valley. This would have been hard work going uphill, but the soft heathery ground made it a painless descent.

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Descent


From the bottom of the fence, a path goes through 2 gates and soon leads onto a forest road which winds its way down to the car park.

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