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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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English Nuttall
73rd highest in England,
127th 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

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


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



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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

Christine Shepherd walked up 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 again with Jenny 22.5.18

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

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

Claire Murray hiked on April 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coledale Horseshoe. Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail and Outerside [with] Vitor [weather] Awful! Started off sunny and hot but was 40mph winds at the top and complete cloud. Very windy and 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 summited on September 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] The top of Crummock Water over Whiteside East Top and Hopegill and, after Grassmoor, down to Buttermere via Whiteless Head. [with] Alone [weather] Dry but cloudy and v. windy.

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

Caroline Winter scaled on August 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] Lanthwaite Green car park, Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag, Coledale Hause, Grasmoor, Liza Beck [with] Becky [weather] Very good views. Warm day 12 degrees on tops - Glorious walk. Heather in bloom and great views along ridge. One of the largest shelters on Grasmoor to enjoy lunch. Pretty waterfalls on descent

Richard Marshall walked up on August 6th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Crummock Water [with] Bo and Dave Jones [weather] Hot, Sunny/Cloudy little bit of drizzle for 20 mins

Claire Kirk climbed on July 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Phil [weather] Low cloud and drizzly to start, sun came out in the afternoon

Kevin Foster bagged 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!

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

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Photo: David Hayter (51)

Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End

Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End

Photo: Christine Shepherd (296)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (291)

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)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (21)

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)

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)

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)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (7)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (22)


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