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Hopegill Head
770m (2527ft)

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


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

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(No. 52)

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73rd highest in England,
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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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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Hopegill Head Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Hopegill Head

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

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

Richard Marchant climbed 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 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.

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

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, 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 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)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: David Hayter (48)

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)

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)

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)

Looking North West to The Solway Firth and Criffel from Hopegill Head

Looking North West to The Solway Firth and Criffel from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (66)

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Wandope

Photo: David Hayter (51)


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