25th July 2004

Whiteside, the ridge to Hopegill Head and returning down Gasgale gill.


Walk Overview
Time 14:00 to 17:25
Duration 3 hr 25 min
Distance 5.2 mile
Ascent 2516 ft
Walking with On my own
Lanthwaite Green Farm - Whiteside - Gasgale Crags (top of) - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Gasgale Gill - Lanthwaite Green Farm
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Lanthwaite Green

A reasonable sized car park that tends to be quite popular, although having said that, this is somewhere I've never failed to get parked. Presumably the occupants of most of the cars would head straight across to the steep ridge up to Whiteside or the Gasgale Gill route up to Coledale Hause.

Parking Is free.


Route Map

Low Fell and Fellbarrow from near the start of the walk

The end of Crummock Water Mellbreak behind

Gasgale Gill and Coledale Hause from Whiteside

Whiteside summit looking down to the west coast

From Gasgale Crags looking down to Crummock Water with Mellbreak and Starling Dodd behind

Crag Hill from just below Hopegill Head summit

Hopegill Head summit

Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow from Sand Hill. The Derwent Water fells are the ridge in the middle of the photo. The fells in the background are the Dodds and the Helvellyn range. You can just see Derwent Water between Outerside and Barrow.

Coledale Hause and Crag Hill from Sand Hill

From Coledale Hause looking over Outerside and Causey Pike to Clough Head and the Dodds. The fell in the distance on the left is Great Mell Fell

Looking down the top of Gasgale Gill

Gasgale Gill

Looking back up to the bottom of Gasgale Gill

From near the end of the walk looking up to Whiteside and Whin Ben

Red Pike and High Stile from the end of the walk

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Lake District Walks