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Hopegill Head
770m (2525ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Hopegill Head as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
60th highest in England,
104th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 52)

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English Nuttall
74th highest in England,
128th in England & Wales

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Hopegill Head Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Hopegill Head

Kate Peacock walked up on August 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Car park on Whinlatter bank [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No breeze at all. Humid all day. Hotter on the morning, rain toward the end which I was glad about but it didn't really cool down - Couldn't really enjoy a lot of the tops because of flying ants.

Richard Fulcher climbed on August 27th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in a little space before the second gate on the old road joined to Whinlatter Pass. We set off through the bracken opposite the entrance to High Swinside farm & trudged up to meet a wall (gathering ticks along the way). Slogged up the steep grassy slope to Ladyside Pike & then onwards to Hopegill Head - looks intimidating but isn't bad in ascent. From there we traversed along the ridge to Whiteside, descending from the east top down a steep (in places) path to Dodd Pass & then back to the car. [with] Jen [weather] Low cloud covered the high ground until we reached the 'Head' providing atmospheric photography possibilities! The day then became warm with blue skies & puffy clouds, providing good visibility for the outstanding views. - A strenuous but enjoyable walk taking us about 7.5 hours - slow, because we take a lot of photos & generally faff about!

Pete George bagged on May 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Roco [weather] Cool but clear

Chris Sheard hiked on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] Along from Whiteside - Did this top day before but seems to fit better with this horse shoe [with] George [weather] Pleasant at ground level, heavy gusting winds, no rain brightened later later with sunshine as we completed the round - Made this ascent as part of a nice circular coming down the other side of a horse shoe

Christine Shepherd summited on September 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] Walked from Braithwaite using walk c137 [with] On my own [weather] A clear, bright day - Climbed this again on 18.6.12.Climbed this again when I climbed Ladyside Pike using walk c169 on 17.04.2015. Summitted again with Jenny 22.5.18

Tim Winn conquered on May 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Jane, Louise and Barry [weather] Good

Michael Nolan scaled on April 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Lorton [with] Morag [weather] Brilliant bright day!

Claire Murray walked up on April 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coledale Horseshoe. Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail & Outerside [with] Vitor [weather] Awful! Started off sunny & hot but was 40mph winds at the top & complete cloud. Very windy & cold, much nicer at lower heights - Hard going to start with but a lovely easy to follow track. Would be much nicer on a day with better weather

Catherine Hill climbed on September 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] The top of Crummock Water over Whiteside East Top & Hopegill and, after Grassmoor, down to Buttermere via Whiteless Head. [with] Alone [weather] Dry but cloudy & v. windy.

Nick Christian bagged on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Whiteside [with] Karen Brown [weather] Good Sunny

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Hopegill Head

The rocky summit of Hopegill Head with Hobcarton Crag and Grisedale Pike beyond

The rocky summit of Hopegill Head with Hobcarton Crag and Grisedale Pike beyond

Photo: A. Wainwright (68)

Looking North West to The Solway Firth and Criffel from Hopegill Head

Looking North West to The Solway Firth and Criffel from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (66)

Whiteless Edge, Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from The Whiteside (Crummock)

Whiteless Edge, Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from The Whiteside (Crummock)

Photo: A. Wainwright (60)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: A. Wainwright (67)

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) & Whiteside (Crummock) (both in the distance left) from the col between Whiteside (Crummock) and Hopegill Head

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) & Whiteside (Crummock) (both in the distance left) from the col between Whiteside (Crummock) and Hopegill Head

Photo: A. Wainwright (65)

Ladyside Pike summit cairn with Hopegill Head (centre left) and Grasmoor (right) in the background

Ladyside Pike summit cairn with Hopegill Head (centre left) and Grasmoor (right) in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (289)

Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (8)

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (290)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (7)

Crag Hill (left), Grisedale Pike (centre), Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Longside Edge

Crag Hill (left), Grisedale Pike (centre), Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Longside Edge

Photo: Tony Price (1)

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Photo: David Hayter (51)

Hopegill Head summit cairn

Hopegill Head summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (64)

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from the cairn on the summit of Whiteside (Crummock)

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from the cairn on the summit of Whiteside (Crummock)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (63)

Ladyside Pike from the summit of Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from the summit of Hopegill Head

Photo: A. Wainwright (69)

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head and Gasgill Crags from Grasmoor

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head and Gasgill Crags from Grasmoor

Photo: A. Wainwright (80)

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (68)

Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End

Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End

Photo: Christine Shepherd (296)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (21)

The Coledale Horseshoe from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point featuring: Grasmoor, Grasmoor, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, The top of Hobcarton Crag, Grisdale Pike, The Skiddaw massif, Blencathra (or Saddleback), Keswick, Sleet How, Outerside, Stile End, Sail, Causey Pike, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove, The Southern Fells and The Western Fells

The Coledale Horseshoe from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point featuring: Grasmoor, Grasmoor, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, The top of Hobcarton Crag, Grisdale Pike, The Skiddaw massif, Blencathra (or Saddleback), Keswick, Sleet How, Outerside, Stile End, Sail, Causey Pike, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove, The Southern Fells and The Western Fells

Photo: Peter Dryden (5)

On top of Whiteside (Crummock) looking along Gasgale Crags to Hopegill Head - our route along the ridge

On top of Whiteside (Crummock) looking along Gasgale Crags to Hopegill Head - our route along the ridge

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (5)


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