Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views


Route outline for walk c137:

Braithwaite  -  Sleet How  -  Grisedale Pike  -  Hobcarton Crag  -  Hopegill Head  -  Sand Hill  -  Coldale Hause  -  Eel Crag  -  Crag Hill (Eel Crag)  -  Sail (Derwent Fells)  -  Long Comb  -  High Moss  -  Low Moss  -  Barrow Door  -  Braithwaite.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Crag Hill (Eel Crag) at 839m (2753ft). Crag Hill (Eel Crag) is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (28th highest in England, 54th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 24). Crag Hill (Eel Crag) is also known as a English Nuttall (35th highest in England, 63rd highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Grisedale Pike at 791m (2596ft). Grisedale Pike is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (48th highest in England, 86th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 40). Grisedale Pike is also known as a English Nuttall (57th highest in England, 105th highest in England & Wales). Grisedale Pike is also classified as a English Marilyn (16th highest in England, 410th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Sail (Derwent Fells) at 773m (2537ft). Sail (Derwent Fells) is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (57th highest in England, 99th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 50). Sail (Derwent Fells) is also known as a English Nuttall (71st highest in England, 123rd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Hopegill Head at 770m (2527ft). Hopegill Head is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (59th highest in England, 103rd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 52) and a English Nuttall (73rd highest in England, 126th highest in England & Wales); Sand Hill at 756m (2481ft). Sand Hill is known as an English Nuttall (82nd highest in England, 141st highest in England & Wales); Hobcarton Crag at 739m (2425ft). Hobcarton Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (74th England, 129th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (92nd highest in England, 159th highest in England & Wales)

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

In no particular order . . .

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

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

Photo: Julie Graham (3)

The snow covered Southern Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The snow covered Southern Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (13)

Grasmoor from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Grasmoor from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (6)

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Photo: William Ringwood (23)

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (10)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: David Hayter (48)

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (290)

Robinson from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Robinson from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: William Ringwood (24)

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)

Outerside (foreground in shadow), Causey Pike, Coledale Hause and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the mid-distance with The Newlands Fells beyond from the summit cairn on Grisedale Pike

Outerside (foreground in shadow), Causey Pike, Coledale Hause and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the mid-distance with The Newlands Fells beyond from the summit cairn on Grisedale Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (67)

Braithwaite, Keswick and Derwent Water from Grisedale Pike

Braithwaite, Keswick and Derwent Water from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Julie Graham (2)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (21)

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (68)

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (65)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (291)

On the summit of Grisedale Pike

On the summit of Grisedale Pike

Photo: Anthony Bell (1)

South East from Grisedale Pike summit

South East from Grisedale Pike summit

Photo: Julie Graham (6)

Hobcarton End from Grisedale Pike

Hobcarton End from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (293)

On Sleet How between Grisedale Pike from Braithwaite

On Sleet How between Grisedale Pike from Braithwaite

Photo: William Ringwood (20)

Sail and Causey Pike (foreground) & The Central Fells - Bleaberry Fell, High Seat and High Tove from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Sail and Causey Pike (foreground) & The Central Fells - Bleaberry Fell, High Seat and High Tove from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (12)

Route up to Grisedale Pike via Sleet How starting from Braithwaite

Route up to Grisedale Pike via Sleet How starting from Braithwaite

Photo: Keith Evans (3)

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (9)

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock) and Gasgale Crags from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock) and Gasgale Crags from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (7)

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)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (22)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: William Ringwood (25)

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Nick Grundy (2)

Me on top of a fairly windy Grisedale Pike

Me on top of a fairly windy Grisedale Pike

Photo: Carol Bizzell (1)

Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Keswick (distance) & Outerside and Stile End (foreground) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Keswick (distance) & Outerside and Stile End (foreground) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (11)

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)

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Grisedale Pike summit

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Grisedale Pike summit

Photo: Julie Graham (7)

Grisedale Pike from Sand Hill

Grisedale Pike from Sand Hill

Photo: Julie Graham (4)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (7)

Approaching Grisedale Pike

Approaching Grisedale Pike

Photo: Julie Graham (5)

Sleet How (left), Outerside and Barrow (Newlands) (centre) and Causey Pike (right) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

Sleet How (left), Outerside and Barrow (Newlands) (centre) and Causey Pike (right) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

Photo: Julie Graham (8)

The Western Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The Western Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (14)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (292)

Grizedale Pike from Sleet How

Grizedale Pike from Sleet How

Photo: Rob Barklamb (47)

Stile End, Outerside and Causey Pike from Sleet How

Stile End, Outerside and Causey Pike from Sleet How

Photo: Nick Grundy (1)

Hopegill Head summit cairn

Hopegill Head summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (64)

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)

A lovely family I met on Grisedale Pike summit

A lovely family I met on Grisedale Pike summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (295)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite


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