31st December 2004

In and out of the cloud on New Years Eve.


Walk Overview
Time 09.35 to 15.05
Duration 5 hr 30 min
Distance 9.5 mile
Ascent 4000 ft
Walking with Andrew and Anne Leaney
Whinlatter - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor - Crag Hill - Coledale Hause - Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton - Whinlatter
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Revelin Moss, Whinlatter Pass

Well signposted on the main road, but still nicely tucked away among the trees. Revelin Moss can be used as an alternative starting point for a walk up Grisedale Pike or even just a walk along the forestry tracks.


Route Map

Cloud inversion between Whinlatter Forest and the Skiddaw fells.

Andrew and Anne on Grisedale Pike summit.
The excellent cloud formations we had been looking at on our route up were gone now. This was the pattern for the rest of the walk. Every summit we reached was in thick cloud yet along the lower sections between the summits where we had some brief, but spectacular views of the cloud below us.

From just above Coledale Hause looking up our route to Grasmoor.

Looking back down towards the area just above Coledale Hause.

Grisedale Pike with the Skiddaw fells behind, from the path up to Dove Crags.

From the same place looking a little further north east.

Loweswater and Low Fell.

Looking down towards Braithwaite and Keswick.

Crag Hill summit.

Cauledale Hause.

Zooming in on Clough Head, seen here between Outerside (left) and Causey Pike (right).

Coledale (bottom middle) with Braithwaite and Keswick behind.

Keswick and Derwent Water with Latrigg and Blease Fell (left) and Clough Head (right).
The fell in front of Derwent Water is Barrow.

From the path back up to Grisedale Pike. Barrow, Outerside and Causey Pike in the foreground with Derwent Water, the Borrowdale fells and then the Dodds behind.

Zooming in on Latrigg (in shade) and the slopes of Lonscale Fell and Blease Fell (in sunshine)

Greystones from Hobcarton.

Between Hobcarton End and Black Crag we came across this Christmas Tree complete with decorations.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks