7th January 2006

Sail, Eel Crag, Wandope, and Grasmoor


Walk Overview
Time 09.20 to 14.45
Duration 5 hr 25 min
Distance 10.4 mile
Ascent 3658 ft
Walking with Jane Frank
Whinlatter Pass - Coledale - High Moss - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Grasmoor - Coledale Hause - Coledale - 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

Looking along the track towards Force Crag and Crag Hill (eel crag).

Force Crag mines.
A couple of minutes after taking this picture we left the main track that leads up to Coledale Hause and headed for High Moss. This is a quick route up to the Crag Hill ridge.

Outerside and High Moss from the col between Scar Crags and Sail.

From the path up to Sail, looking back to Scar Crags. Causey Pike can be seen sticking above Scar Crags.

The frozen summit of Sail.

The short, narrow ridge between Sail and Crag Hill called The Scar.

A rather hazy view across to the Buttermere fells.

Wandope seen across Addacomb Hole.

Crummock Water behind Rannerdale Knotts. In the foreground, Whiteless Pike is on the left and Lad Hows is on the right.

Loweswater from Grasmoor summit.

Jane standing next to the small shelter near Grasmoor summit. the lake in the valley is Buttermere.

Grisedale Pike taken from the route we took between Grasmoor and Coledale Hause.

Looking down the steep route to Coledale Hause.

Force Crag Mine and Coledale.

Almost at the end of the walk and looking down to Braithwaite.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks