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Sand Hill
756m (2481ft)

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


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82nd highest in England,
140th in England & Wales

Walk Sand Hill walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Sand Hill

Photo: Julie Graham

You can find Sand Hill & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Sand Hill and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Sand Hill and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


Not familiar with Sand Hill?

See the location of Sand Hill and all 6 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Sand Hill by using any of these 6 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c246 Hopegill Head and Grasmoor from Lanthwaite Green

Superb views of Crummock Water

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,164ft (964m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:3,840ft (1,170m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c366 Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,699ft (1,127m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c196 Grasmoor and Rannerdale Knotts from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:4,043ft (1,232m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,641ft (1,414m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c310 The Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite

Superb round with fabulous views & variation

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12ml (19km)
Ascent:5,261ft (1,603m)
Time:9.75hrs
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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Sand Hill Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Sand Hill

Christina Lander walked up Sand Hill on July 27th, 2016 [from/via/route] Lanthwaite Green - Whin Ben - Whiteside - Whiteside east top - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Grasmoor - Whiteless Pike - Squat Beck - Rannerdale Bridge - Lanthwaite Green [with] Dick, Kath & Mick [weather] Lovely day

Sarah Gunn climbed Sand Hill on March 30th, 2024 [from/via/route] Grisedale Pike & Causey Pike from Braithwaite [with] Martin Gunn

Kevin Foster bagged Sand Hill on May 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hopegill Head. [with] By myself. [weather] Very sunny & very hot. - After returning to Hopegill Head from Ladyside Pike it is then an easy stroll to the grassy mound of Sand Hill. A good spot to survey the Coledale Horseshoe (done previously). On the steep descent from Sand Hill to Coledale Hause (over loose scree) I realised that I have never climbed Sand Hill from the Hause...and looking back up the slope I'm glad!

Stephen Reader hiked Sand Hill on July 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Unlisted peak on Coledale 10 peak challenge. [with] Mountain Walks [weather] Mixture of cloud & sunshine

Simon Myerscough summited Sand Hill on September 21st, 2008 [from/via/route] C408 [weather] Cloudy but warm at times

Mark Davidson conquered Sand Hill on March 11th, 2014 [with] Alone [weather] Gloriously sunny

Stephen Eddy scaled Sand Hill on June 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] Braithwaite via Grasmoor [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris [weather] Warm

Joanne Mcgawley walked up Sand Hill on August 23rd, 2013 [with] Rich [weather] Muggy then windy & cold, then muggy again! - 11.58 miles. 8 Wainwrights.

Iain Taylor climbed Sand Hill on April 11th, 2010 [from/via/route] Lanthwaite Green Farm (NY 15906 20780)

Ray O'hara bagged Sand Hill on January 20th, 2011 [from/via/route] C408 [weather] Fine, cold, dry. Ideal - Delightful walk all round, one of my favourites.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Sand Hill

Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Grasmoor and Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) from Whiteside (Crummock)

Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Grasmoor and Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) from Whiteside (Crummock)

Photo: A. Wainwright (64)

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)

Whiteless Edge, Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from The Whiteside (Crummock)

Whiteless Edge, Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from The Whiteside (Crummock)

Photo: A. Wainwright (60)

Sand Hill summit cairn with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the distance

Sand Hill summit cairn with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the distance

Photo: A. Wainwright (75)

Gasgale Gill (bottom left), Whin Ben, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) and Whiteside (Crummock) from Sand Hill

Gasgale Gill (bottom left), Whin Ben, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) and Whiteside (Crummock) from Sand Hill

Photo: Christine Shepherd (657)

Hopegill Head from the summit of Sand Hill

Hopegill Head from the summit of Sand Hill

Photo: A. Wainwright (74)

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)


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