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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

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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

Catherine Hill walked up 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 climbed on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Whiteside [with] Karen Brown [weather] Good Sunny

Caroline Winter bagged 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 hiked 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 summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on September 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Crummock [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny and clear

Richard Marchant walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on July 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Peak 9 on Coledale 10 peak challenge. [with] Mountain Walks [weather] Mixture of cloud and sunshine

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

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (290)

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)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (22)

Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head from Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head from Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

Photo: Julie Graham (3)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: David Hayter (48)

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)

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (65)

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)

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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