Walk c209 Hopegill Head from Hopebeck

Easy scramble up an exposed ridge


Route outline for walk c209:

- Hopebeck  -   Hope Beck  -   Swinside (Whinlatter)  -   Hope Gill  -   Ladyside Pike  -   Hopegill Head  -   Hobcarton Crag  -   Grisedale Pike  -   Hopegill Head  -   Gasgale Crags  -   Whiteside (Crummock)  -   Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top)  -   Dodd (Whiteside)  -   Hopebeck.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

The highest point of this walk is Grisedale Pike at 791m (2596ft). Grisedale Pike is classified as an English Mountain(Hewitt) (48th highest in England, 87th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 40). Grisedale Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (57th in England, 105th in England & Wales). Grisedale Pike is classified as a Marilyn (16th highest in England, 408th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Hopegill Head, 770m (2527ft). Hopegill Head is classified as an English Mountain(Hewitt) (59th highest in England, 103rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 52). Hopegill Head is also known as an English Nuttall (73rd in England, 126th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Hobcarton Crag, 739m (2425ft). Hobcarton Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (74th highest in England, 130th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Hobcarton Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (92nd in England, 159th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Whiteside (Crummock), 719m (2360ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (87th Eng, 150th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 78) and an English Nuttall (109th Eng, 185th Eng & Wal); Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) 707m (2320ft) - an English Nuttall (124th Eng, 208th Eng & Wal); Ladyside Pike 703m (2307ft) - an English Nuttall (129th Eng, 214th Eng & Wal) and Dodd (Whiteside) 454m (1490ft) and a Bridget.


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 c209 Hopegill Head from Hopebeck

In no particular order . . .

Me on top of a fairly windy Grisedale Pike

Me on top of a fairly windy Grisedale Pike

Photo: Carol Bizzell (1)

Approaching Ben Starav summit

Approaching Ben Starav summit

Photo: Mike Knipe (8)

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Photo: William Ringwood (23)

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)

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)

Path to The Bishop below Barf

Path to The Bishop below Barf

Photo: David Hayter (217)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (22)

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Nick Grundy (2)

Hopegill Head and Hopcarton Crag from Dodd (Whiteside)

Hopegill Head and Hopcarton Crag from Dodd (Whiteside)

Photo: Mike Knipe (7)

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)


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