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Hopegill Head
770m (2527ft)

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


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English Mountain
59th highest in England,
103rd in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 52)

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73rd highest in England,
126th in England & Wales

Walk Hopegill Head walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Hopegill Head

Photo: Mike Knipe

Hopegill Head is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Hopegill Head is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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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

Kevin Foster walked up on May 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Whiteside East Top (Crummock). [with] By myself. [weather] Very sunny and very hot. - The continuing rocky ridge looks daunting and steep but is actually not that difficult as it climbs to the summit of Hopegill Head. I'd recommend keeping right on the ridge itself rather than following the lower path as the scrambling is quite easy and more fun!

Simon Boddy climbed on September 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Crummock [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny and clear

Richard Marchant bagged on October 3rd, 1993 [from/via/route] We parked at the car park just before the visitors centre up in Whinlatter Pass. The walk was basically Coledale Round starting with a walk through the Hospital Plantation on to the ridge of Sleet How and the ascent of Grisedale Pike then on to Hopegill Head-Sand Hill down to Coledale Hause followed then by the ascent of Crag Hill (Eel Crag) to Sail and then descended to Outerside missing out on Causey Pike due to Marlene shattered as it had been a long day for her, so then to Stile End and down into Braithwaite and back up the road to the car. That trek up the road seem to go on for ever and was a bad move. [with] Marlene & Alan Harker [weather] A fine day with no wind and wall to wall sunshine - Carried out the Coledale Round with Marlene and Alan Harker and the memorable thing we still laugh about today was the the pubs didn't open all day then and when we got into Braithwaite everything was closed and Marlene was so looking forward to a half of Shandy.

Dave Eyes hiked on June 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Lanthwaite farm layby on the road to Buttermere. Crossed the road and headed up Whiteside. Onwards from Whiteside to Hopegill Head and then further on to the top of Grisedale Pike. The return journey took us via the top of Grasmoor and we descended via Lad How to the road and walked back to the car. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] good visibility but very windy once up high.

Stephen Reader summited on July 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Peak 9 on Coledale 10 peak challenge. [with] Mountain Walks [weather] Mixture of cloud and sunshine

Craig Steeland conquered on June 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Langthwaite [with] With Sue [weather] Partly cloudy, warm and dry apart from a few patches of light rain

Richard Beardsley scaled on July 3rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked route C169. Commenced walk at 0945hrs. and arrived back at the car park at 1415hrs. (£8 to park). [with] Gillian. [weather] Beautiful sunny day, with a slight breeze. Ideal for walking. - Fantastic views once height gained. Not as hard as first thought. Thoroughly enjoyable day.

Andrew Johnson walked up on January 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Cinderdale car park, Buttermere [weather] Clear and snowy

Stephen Mcdonald climbed on July 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] c169 [with] Joanna and Sunny [weather] Beautiful sunny day - Camped night before but had to go home as forgot clothes bag. Joanna hurt knee.

Andy James bagged on April 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Suzie James

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

Hopegill Head from Whin Ben

Hopegill Head from Whin Ben

Photo: David Hayter (47)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (292)

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (290)

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)

Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor (centre) and Mellbreak (mid ground) from Blake Fell

Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor (centre) and Mellbreak (mid ground) from Blake Fell

Photo: Mike Knipe (174)

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)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: David Hayter (48)

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)

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (68)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (22)


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