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White Side
863m (2832ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
18th highest in England,
40th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 16)

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English Nuttall
22nd highest in England,
47th in England & Wales

Walk White Side walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

White Side Summit

Photo: Roy Smith

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OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited White Side Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged White Side

Paul Talbot-Greaves walked up on July 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] Lay by above Kings head pub on A591 [with] Paul Drury and Andy Bailey [weather] Sat out heavy rain in the morning then set off for walk after lunch. Rain was forecast but it was just cloud & slightly warmer. - Paths petered out & required navigating across steep, rough grass ground.

Damian Doyle climbed on July 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Thirlspot Farm [with] Yvonne [weather] Sunny - Bo Weekend Loop from campsite included Helvelyn

Martin Woods bagged on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale - Birks to Fairfield round to Hellvelyn & down to Glenridding [with] Ackers and Crush [weather] Sun, 22 deegrees v.little breeze

Mark Hazelton hiked on May 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Thirlspot Farm Campsite almost using walk C113, joining the trail of people ascending from Swirls CP at the foot of the steps up to Browncove Crags, then Lower Man, Hellvyllen & back to White Side before dropping over Brown Crags & back to the campsite [with] Family and Pepper and lots of others who had come up from both Swirls CP and along Striding Edge [weather] Overcast bitterly cold spring day

Nicola Parkinson summited on October 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Glenridding [with] Wally's Wacky Walkers [weather] Sunny

Christine Shepherd conquered on June 11th, 2006 [from/via/route] Walked from Glenridding using walk c394 Repeated this walk solo on 15.4.21 on a glorious day. [with] My daughter Rebecca [weather] Hot & sunny

Angela Haworth scaled on March 29th, 2006 [from/via/route] Sticks Pass - Brown Crag - Lower Man - Helvellyn - White Side - Raise- Stybarrow Dodd- Watsons Dodd- Sticks Pass [with] companion [weather] Dry

Bay Wan walked up on October 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Started from Swirl How car park on the A591 [with] Cocoa dog - 9 yrs old & special guest Paul Harper [weather] Sunny, windy, cold & a few showers. - The acsent was ok but had to come back down the same way as couldn't find the downward path from Whiteside so was hard on the knees!

Clare Tait climbed on September 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked at the base of sticks Pass & walked down to Thirlspot. The route we chose along the gill was a bad choice. Very boggy & then disappeared. Another better route exists further south. Still, made it up. Not my favourite ascent or top although good views. Carried on as far as Watson's Dodd. [with] Charlie [weather] Sunshine but a very cold wind blasting in our faces most of the way. Everyone in woolly hats today. - No 53 Wainwright!

Victoria Bates bagged on September 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] Patterdale & back via Trough Head [with] Mark and Dominic [weather] Cool, no wind or rain

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of White Side

Birkhouse Moor (foreground left), Catstye Cam (foreground centre), White Side (centre right) and Raise (Helvellyn) (right) with Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Lower Man (Helvellyn) in the background from Sheffield Pike

Birkhouse Moor (foreground left), Catstye Cam (foreground centre), White Side (centre right) and Raise (Helvellyn) (right) with Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Lower Man (Helvellyn) in the background from Sheffield Pike

Photo: Peter Dryden (27)

Catstye Cam, White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Catstye Cam, White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (2)

*Catstye Cam (left), Swirral Edge and Helvellyn from White Side

*Catstye Cam (left), Swirral Edge and Helvellyn from White Side

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (8)

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag  (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Alan Wainwright (211)

Helvellyn from White Side

Helvellyn from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (3)

White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from Sheffield Pike

White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from Sheffield Pike

Photo: Peter Dryden (26)

Keppel Cove and Catstye Cam from White Side

Keppel Cove and Catstye Cam from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (5)

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (10)

White Side summit cairn

White Side summit cairn

Photo: Paul Coulter (11)

Catstye Cam (left), Helvellyn (centre) and Lower Man (Helvellyn) (right) from near White Side

Catstye Cam (left), Helvellyn (centre) and Lower Man (Helvellyn) (right) from near White Side

Photo: Rob Barklamb (54)


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