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Hopegill Head

Photograph by Mike Knipe

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Hopegill Head is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL4
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    Hopegill Head is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

    *Version including the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.*





    You can walk to the top of Hopegill Head by using any of these 8 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c169 Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head from Whinlatter Forest

    Route Summary: - Revelin Moss, Whinlatter Forest Park, Hobcarton End, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Ladyside Pike, Swinside Plantation, Whinlatter Pass, Hobcarton Plantation, Revelin Moss.

    Length: 10.5km (6½ miles) | Ascent: 784m (2,573ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c209 Hopegill Head from Hopebeck

    Route Summary: - Hopebeck, Hope Beck, Swinside (Whinlatter), Hope Gill, Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Gasgale Crags, Whiteside (Crummock), Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Dodd (Whiteside), Hopebeck.

    Length: 11.5km (7¼ miles) | Ascent: 969m (3,180ft) | Allow at least: 5¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c246 Hopegill Head and Grasmoor from Lanthwaite Green

    Route Summary: - Lanthwaite Green, Liza Beck, Whin Ben, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag, Sand Hill, Coledale Hause, Grasmoor, Liza Beck, Gasgale Gill, Lanthwaite.

    Length: 11.5km (7¼ miles) | Ascent: 964m (3,164ft) | Allow at least: 5¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

    Route Summary: - Braithwaite, Sleet How, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Coldale Hause, Eel Crag, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (Derwent Fells), Long Comb, High Moss, Low Moss, Barrow Door, Braithwaite.

    Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 1,170m (3,840ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c366 Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

    Route Summary: - Lanthwaite Green, Liza Beck, Whin Ben, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag, Sand Hill, Coledale Hause, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, Whiteless Breast, Squat Beck, High Rannerdale, Crummock Water, Lanthwaite Green.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 1,127m (3,699ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c196 Grasmoor and Rannerdale Knotts from Lanthwaite Green

    Route Summary: - Lanthwaite Green, Liza Beck, Whin Ben, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag, Sand Hill, Coledale Hause, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, Whiteless Breast, Low Bank, Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Hause Point, Lanthwaite Green.

    Length: 15.5km (9¾ miles) | Ascent: 1,232m (4,043ft) | Allow at least: 7¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

    Route Summary: - Braithwaite, Sleet How, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Coledale Hause, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (Derwent Fells), Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Outerside, Stile End, Barrow (Newlands), Braithwaite.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1,414m (4,641ft) | Allow at least: 8½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c310 The Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite

    Route Summary: - Braithwaite, Sleet How, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Coledale Hause, Grasmoor, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (Derwent Fells), Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Outerside, Stile End, Barrow (Newlands), Braithwaite.

    Length: 19km (12 miles) | Ascent: 1,603m (5,261ft) | Allow at least: 9¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Hopegill Head, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

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

    Stephen Mcdonald climbed Hopegill Head 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 Hopegill Head on April 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Suzie James

    Bay Wan hiked Hopegill Head on August 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike and return through the valley bypassing Force Crag Mine [with] Cocoa dog - 7 yrs old [weather] Cloudy with sunny intervals. 20 degrees - Waaaaay too much scrambling, scree, ridges and one of the shitest pathways in the valley. Went round in circles near the end cos it wasn't obvious where the path had gone! This walk is doable but challenging and not for the faint hearted!

    John Almond summited Hopegill Head on July 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] go4awalk c408 from Braithwaite - Grisedale Pike - HOPEGILL HEAD - Crag Hill - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Outerside - Barrow - Wainwright 146 [weather] Good - cloudy, warm and dry.

    Stella Nuttall conquered Hopegill Head on July 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Whinlatter Forest - 2nd attempt from Whinlatter as last time we couldn't find our way out of the forest! Found our way out today, walked up to Grisedale Pike via Hobcarton End and continued to Hopegill Head. Descended via Ladystile but had great difficulty finding our way back into Whinlatter Forest. Finally we did but I (Stella) was seperated from Ann, Sally and Kath for the last hour. A lot of trees have been chopped down on the edge of the forest which were covering the paths. [with] Stella, Ann, Sally and Kath [weather] Beautiful hot sunny day with 360 degree clear views. - Christine unable to join us a she had a swollen knee. The Chalet at Portinscale for breakfast.

    Simon Myerscough scaled Hopegill Head on September 21st, 2008 [from/via/route] C408 [weather] Cloudy but warm at times

    John Tippins walked up Hopegill Head on April 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Grisedale Pike [with] just me [weather] sunny, bright - And again on 28.03.18

    Andy Jakob climbed Hopegill Head on April 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Buttermere to Vale of Lowton [with] AFWC

    Iain Jones bagged Hopegill Head on July 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] The Coledale Horseshoe [with] Chris Curtis - 30 July 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 2 (Coledale)

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

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

    1. Ladyside Pike summit cairn with Hopegill Head (centre left) and Grasmoor (right) in the background
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (289)

    The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

    2. The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (290)

    Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

    3. Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (291)

    Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

    4. Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (292)

    Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End

    5. Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (296)

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

    6. On top of Whiteside (Crummock) looking along Gasgale Crags to Hopegill Head - our route along the ridge
    Photo: Stephen Ellaby (5)

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

    7. Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point
    Photo: Peter Dryden (8)

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

    8. Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from the cairn on the summit of Whiteside (Crummock)
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (63)

    Hopegill Head summit cairn

    9. Hopegill Head summit cairn
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (64)

    Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

    10. Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (65)


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