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Rampsgill Head
792m (2600ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Walk Rampsgill Head walking UK Mountains in The Far Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Rampsgill Head Summit

Photo: Robert Hall

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Rampsgill Head Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Rampsgill Head

John Ramsbottom walked up on June 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Howtown, walk c159 Camped under Angletarn Pikes [with] Lola [weather] Sunny weather - solo walk with Lola

Christine Shepherd climbed on April 12th, 2007 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge car park using walk c128 'The Hayeswater Round' [with] My daughter Rebecca [weather] Bright & windy - Have bagged this twice since; on 15.4.09 from Martindale using walk c159 & again on 24.5.10 using walk c251. All of the routes are great!Climbed again on a great day's walking on 20.4.22

Neil Heywood bagged on August 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] hawswater [with] logan Heywood [weather] Mixed

Paul Ward hiked on August 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Started from Howtown Hotel Bonscale Pike, [with] Jamie [weather] Dry, overcast with strong winds on tops.

John Bryers summited on May 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked from St. Peter's church up front of Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd & The Nab dropping back into Bannerdale & road back to church. [with] With Mya my faithful 12 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Weather sunny to start, slight wind on ridges with light rain at times ending with some warm sunshine.

Caroline Winter conquered on June 3rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Mardale head CP, Riggindale edge, Rough Crag, The Knott, Rest Dodd, Rampsgill Head, High Raise, Riggindale edge [with] Becky [weather] Cloudy & warm, with dense fog in afternoon - Short cut taken to Rampsgill head from The Knott, but fog rapidly descended & needed to find Rampsgill Head by gps. Eventually, found High Raise with assistance from man familiar with area, but visibility so poor that unable to find route to Kirsty Pike, so needed to back track down Riggindale.

Richard Marshall scaled on May 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Mardale Horizon [with] Dave Jones Elsie and Roxy [weather] Showers

Chris Sheard walked up on August 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] Up from Hartsop carpark [with] Jamie [weather] Quite warm start with light winds cleared for a glorious afternoon - Steep initial ascent & worth it for socialising with folks on CtC - Much water needed

Claire Kirk climbed on July 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge car park [with] Phil [weather] Dull at first, sunny later.

Adrian Howard bagged on September 28th, 2017 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge Car park

Andrew Johnson hiked on November 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Harsop [weather] Beautiful day, clear skies.

Nick Dobson summited on October 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Mardale Head [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] cold but dry & sunny day - route from Kirsty Pike, then onto High Raise

Robin Thorne conquered during May, 2018 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast Walk [with] Jon Thorne [weather] Sunny

Richard Marchant scaled during August, 1989 [from/via/route] This was a two day trip with an overnight camp on top of High Street. The route took me from Penrith along High Street the old Roman Road to Windermere via the following Wainwrights. Loadpot Hill, Whether Hill, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke & Sour Howes. [with] On my own for this trip [weather] Dry & fine weather but extremely windy overnight to a point that I thought my tent was going to be blown away, but alas it survived.

Kevin Foster walked up on May 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rest Dodd [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny & hot to begin with becoming cloudier later on with a cold northerly breeze. - There is quite a steep pull from the col between Rest Dodd & The Knott. Once the main C2C path is reached the gradient eases as the path skirts The Knott, which turns out to be just a shoulder of the main fell, & carries onto Ramspgill Head. A cairn above the crags denotes the summit & has the best views but isn't quite the highest ground which lies just beyond in the vicinity of a small tarn.

Elaine Evans climbed on October 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Hartsop via Hayeswater Gill to filter house & then the summit of The Knott, continued to Rampsgill Head, High Raise & Kidsty Pike, returned to Hayeswater & back to Hartsop via Hayeswater Gill. [with] Sue, Christine and Mark [weather] Fog, fog & more fog! Occasional glimpse of sunshine. Cold but dry. - Four peaks in a very short time. Shame we missed out on the views again - maybe next time!

Christina Lander bagged on June 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] Martindale - Steel Knotts - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - Angletarn Pikes - Beda Fell - Martindale [with] Dick [weather] A perfect sunny day on the fells

Peter Fielding hiked on November 11th, 2017 [from/via/route] from hawes water. nice cold day but boggy underfoot for most of the way - one of seven wainwrights climbed today on walk c251 [with] Peter and Ruth [weather] good - very long walk including kidsty pike & harter fell - boggy!

Simon Boddy summited on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mardale Head [with] My girlfriend [weather] Misty & drizzly

Andy Jakob conquered on August 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] Rowantreethwaite Beck circular route of the Mardale Head Horizon [with] Heather [weather] Expected rain but only came as we drove away. Otherwise sunny mostly & at times very windy - Super views all day long!

Paul Macey scaled on August 17th, 2017 [weather] Sunny becoming cloudy & windy

Derek Parkin walked up on April 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] High Street [with] lynn parkin

Iain Jones climbed on August 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mardale (The Wainwright 60 - Day 4 (Mardale)) [with] Graeme High

Wayne Baxter bagged on June 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mardale HD, up Rough Crag to High Street, Knott, Rampsgill HD, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, down to Kidsty Howe, Mardale HD [with] Sue, [weather] Very sunny & hot at the start Just reach the peak low cloud cane & that was it for the day

Phillip Bulley hiked on May 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] via High Raise [with] Judith and Ruby. [weather] Sunny but windy.

Robert Shaw summited on May 28th, 1994 [from/via/route] Approached from the east. [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear

John Tippins conquered on April 13th, 2016 [from/via/route] Christy Bridge [with] Solo [weather] The day started overcast & dull, the sort of day you want to stay in front of a fire. However, by late morning it was sunny, very little cloud cover & the warmest it's been all week. It didn't last long. By early afternoon it was complete cloud cover, chilly & windy, & from mid/late afternoon there was also a light rain. But still a good day for walking. - Brock Crags was my 107th Wainwright, so I completed half of all the Wainwrights with the first peak of the day.

Emily Sharratt scaled on November 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Hartsop [with] John Smith [weather] Deep snow. - Sledged down Rest Dodd.

Mark Davidson walked up on February 3rd, 2005 [with] Mike [weather] Bit grey & cold - but not bad for February

Michael Nolan climbed on September 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] mardale (C114) [weather] needed gps or wouldn't have known I had been there!

Adrian Sherriff bagged on September 13th, 2016 [from/via/route] c159

Anthony Scott hiked on September 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge car park, Hartsop [weather] Sunny spells & 16 degrees - Easy to miss the summit

John Almond summited on August 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] go4awalk c159 - solo walk from the Old Martindale Church - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - The Nab - Rest Dodd - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - Kidsty Pike - High Raise - Red Crag [weather] Good

Craig Steeland conquered on August 5th, 2016 [from/via/route] Haweswater [with] Sue and Jake [weather] Warm, sunny & light winds

Richard Fulcher scaled on July 12th, 2016 [from/via/route] The Knott [with] Alone [weather] Chilly but no rain.

Colin Egan walked up on April 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] Continuation from The Knott [with] My wife Faith and friends John & Jo Cocker [weather] Cold but sun increasing very windy

Charlie Housley climbed on March 7th, 2016 [from/via/route] From the car park at the head of Haweswater & up Riggindale Crag & northwards along High Street. [with] Daz, Candy and Roxy [weather] Fabulous day. Lots of snow & a cloudless sky made this one of the best days on the fells ever.

Tony Rogerson bagged on May 5th, 2010 [from/via/route] Angle Tarn Camp from Howtown [with] John [weather] High cloud

David Baines hiked on May 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] Hartsop via The Knott [with] Alone [weather] See High Raise

Victoria Bates summited on September 3rd, 2015 [from/via/route] c297 with Wether Hill & Loadpot Hill [with] Mark - Also bagged on 2/09/15 on c251 but very misty/rainy

Tracey Cowell conquered on May 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Hayeswater [with] solo [weather] sunny & cloudy - Quite an unrelenting steep climb but fantastic views ontop, especially if you explore near the edge of the ridge. Good views down into the valley.

Marcus Bradshaw scaled on April 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] (c251)Started at Haweswater head car park. Up the Old Copse Road to Selside Pike then across the ridge in a horseshoe to the last Wainwright which was Kidsty pike. [with] We took a Spanish boy called Seb who loved it and introduced him to Tunnoc's Caramel Wafers. [weather] Weather was good at lake side but deteriorated as we climbed. Visibility was about 40 m on the ridge & the wind was blowing hard at times. - Met two miserable walkers at the Shelter who advised us not to go on top but the wind died down by High street.

David Noble walked up on March 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] Christy Bridge [with] Jack [weather] 40mph winds rain & sleet

Clive Ward climbed on February 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] See The Knott. From Mardale Head, via High Street. On to High Raise & Kidsty [with] Ben, Graham [weather] Quit cold, lots of snow on tops

Mike Jackson bagged on January 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Mardale Head [with] On my tod.. [weather] Cold, windy, snow & ice

Darren Wilson hiked on October 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Martindale Round Wether Hill, Red Crag, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Rest Dodd Satura Crag, Angletarn Pike Stony Rigg, Beda Fell [with] Mike

Kevin Parnham summited on September 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] The Knott [with] Jo [weather] warm & sunny - Only a short walk from the Knott

Dave Eyes conquered on July 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Hartsop. Up Hartsop Dodd, to Stony Cove Pike, to Gray Crag, to Thornecroft Crag, to High Street, to Kidsty Pike, to High Raise, to Rampsgill Head back down the valley & back to Hartsop [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Fine all day with great views. Windy on Top. Rained in last 5 minutes

Keith Eastman scaled on May 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] c159

Jon Mapp walked up on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] go4awalk route c251 [with] Suzzanne [weather] Cold & slightly windy but no rain - walked 9 wainwrights & 18.5 miles

Joanne Mcgawley climbed on April 13th, 2014 [with] Rich [weather] Windy but dry - 9.65 miles

Harry Meijer bagged on June 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Martindale Skyline [with] The Lake District Walker

Gill Watson hiked on April 1st, 2007 [with] Gill

Martin Leighfield summited on September 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast [weather] Dry & Sunny

Martin Hobson conquered on October 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] The Eastern Martindale Fells (GR436192)

Iain Taylor scaled on April 6th, 2011 [from/via/route] Nr Howtown (NY 43577 19207)

John Cave walked up on October 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] See High Street [with] Ann and Derek and Maggie Bowyer

Les Wrightson climbed on October 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] c159 from Howtown [with] work mates [weather] sunny dry

Christine Knowles bagged on September 23rd, 2012 [from/via/route] Hartsop [with] Gaham [weather] Quite nice day

Darren Mortimer hiked on May 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] Hartsop [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny

Stephen Littlewood summited on June 13th, 2009 [from/via/route] from Hartsop

Jayne Phelps conquered on September 15th, 2011 [from/via/route] Hartsop

Adrian Roberts, Peter Thwaites, Wendy Sockett, Dale Sexton, Angela Moroney, Kate Colbrook, Matthew Thomas, David Watson, Linda Mckeogh, Jo Dixon, Alan Fowler, Louise Sandwith, David Shaw, Peter Clark, Elaine Grayson, Steven Woodroffe, Edward Wells, Peter O'sullivan, David Butterfield, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Jonathan Tobin, Steve Frank, Paul Booth, Louis Smith, Helen Marrs, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, Tracey Cordes, Colin Bullen, John Cuthbert, G Philpott, Patrick Buckland, John Southward, Stephen Millington, Rob Barklamb, Chris Bramley, Jeanette Coward, Ray O'hara, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Rampsgill Head.

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

High Raise and Raven Howe from Rampsgill Head

High Raise and Raven Howe from Rampsgill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (30)

Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Photo: Robert Hall (23)

Rest Dodd (centre), The Knott and Rampsgill Head (left) from The Nab (Martindale)

Rest Dodd (centre), The Knott and Rampsgill Head (left) from The Nab (Martindale)

Photo: Robert Hall (16)

The Nab (Martindale) from Rampsgill Head

The Nab (Martindale) from Rampsgill Head

Photo: David Hayter (113)

Approaching Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Approaching Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Photo: Paul Holroyd (8)

Rampsgill Head from The Knott summit

Rampsgill Head from The Knott summit

Photo: Robert Hall (21)

Rampsgill Head from Rest Dodd summit

Rampsgill Head from Rest Dodd summit

Photo: Robert Hall (20)

Rest Dodd (far left), The Nab (left), The Ramps Gill Valley, Wether Hill, Wether Hill (South Top) Keasgill Head, Red Crag, Raven Howe and High Raise (Mardale) (right) from Rampsgill Head

Rest Dodd (far left), The Nab (left), The Ramps Gill Valley, Wether Hill, Wether Hill (South Top) Keasgill Head, Red Crag, Raven Howe and High Raise (Mardale) (right) from Rampsgill Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (235)


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