30th May 2004

Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head and Coledale.


Walk Overview
Time 07:15 to 11:45
Duration 4 hr 30 min
Distance 7.1 mile
Ascent 2779 ft
Walking with On my own
Whinlatter Pass - Kinn - Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton Crag - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Coledale Beck Whinlatter Pass
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Whinlatter Pass, above Braithwaite

This isn't a very big car park, but it is perhaps the most obvious starting point for a walk up the north east ridge onto Grisedale Pike, so consequently it fills up early in the day. When this happens people simply start to park along the roadside below the car park. The alternative would be to park in Braithwaite itself.


Route Map

Bassenthwaite not long after the start of the walk

Looking up the path towards Grisedale Pike, on the right.

Hospital Plantation with Thornthwaite Forest and Lord's Seat fells behind.

Looking over Coledale. The fells L - R Sail, Crag Hill, Eel Crag, Grasmoor.
The path running from above Force Crag and below Sail is the path I used
later in the walk.

From Grisedale Pike. The crag in the middle of the picture is Hobcarton Crag.
You can just make out the path leading across to Hopegill Head.

Hospital Plantation from Grisedale Pike summit.

Hopegill Head from just past Grisedale Pike summit.

Hobcatron Crag.

Hopegill Head looking over Ladyside Pike towards the west coast.

Looking down Gasgale Gill to Crummock Water from Hopegill Head.

Coledale Hause from near Sand Hill.

Coledale from above Force Crag.

Force Crag Mines (disused).

Looking back up to Force Crag.

Braithwaite from near the end of the walk.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks