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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,
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

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

Richard Marchant climbed Hopegill Head 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 bagged Hopegill Head 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 hiked Hopegill Head 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 summited Hopegill Head 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 conquered Hopegill Head 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 scaled Hopegill Head on January 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Cinderdale car park, Buttermere [weather] Clear and snowy

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

Bay Wan bagged 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!

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

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (7)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (21)

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

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

Photo: Julie Graham (3)

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 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 from Whin Ben

Hopegill Head from Whin Ben

Photo: David Hayter (47)

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (65)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (22)

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Photo: David Hayter (51)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (292)


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