Walk c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views


Route outline for walk c408:

- Braithwaite  -   Sleet How  -   Grisedale Pike  -   Hobcarton Crag  -   Hopegill Head  -   Sand Hill  -   Coledale Hause  -   Crag Hill (Eel Crag)  -   Sail (Derwent Fells)  -   Scar Crags  -   Causey Pike  -   Outerside  -   Stile End  -   Barrow (Newlands)  -   Braithwaite.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
7
English
Mountains
Wainwright
8
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
8
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Crag Hill (Eel Crag) at 839m (2753ft). Crag Hill (Eel Crag) is classified as an 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 an English Nuttall (35th in England, 63rd in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Grisedale Pike, 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).

You will also reach the summit of Sail (Derwent Fells), 773m (2537ft). Sail (Derwent Fells) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (57th highest in England, 100th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 50). Sail (Derwent Fells) is also known as an English Nuttall (71st in England, 123rd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Hopegill Head, 770m (2527ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (59th Eng, 103rd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 52) and an English Nuttall (73rd Eng, 126th Eng & Wal); Sand Hill 756m (2481ft) - an English Nuttall (82nd Eng, 141st Eng & Wal); Hobcarton Crag 739m (2425ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (74th Eng, 130th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (92nd Eng, 159th Eng & Wal); Scar Crags 672m (2206ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (125th Eng, 210th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 101) and an English Nuttall (167th Eng, 279th Eng & Wal); Causey Pike 637m (2091ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (155th Eng, 265th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 120) and an English Nuttall (207th Eng, 357th Eng & Wal); Outerside 568m (1864ft) - a Wainwright (No. 142), and an English Dewey (44th in Eng, 96th Eng & Wal) and Barrow (Newlands) 455m (1493ft) - a Wainwright (No. 187).


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 Map:

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 c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

In no particular order . . .

Looking down Mosedale to Wasdale Head from Little Scoat Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale) on the right in shadow and the Scafell Massif (featuring Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) across the valley

Looking down Mosedale to Wasdale Head from Little Scoat Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale) on the right in shadow and the Scafell Massif (featuring Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) across the valley

Photo: Rob Barklamb (48)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Outerside and Causey Pike from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: William Ringwood (25)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (292)

The Newlands Fells and Bassenthwaite Lake from Ullock Pike summit cairn

The Newlands Fells and Bassenthwaite Lake from Ullock Pike summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (69)

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Whiteside (Crummock) from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (68)

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Photo: William Ringwood (23)

On Causey Pike summit

On Causey Pike summit

Photo: Gerry Ball (33)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

The steep descent from Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (290)

Frozen pond on Black Hill (Westernhope Moor) Upper Weardale

Frozen pond on Black Hill (Westernhope Moor) Upper Weardale

Photo: Mike Knipe (219)

Middle Dodd summit cairn

Middle Dodd summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (536)

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (535)

Robinson from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Robinson from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: William Ringwood (24)

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)

Gasgale Gill at Coledale Hause

Gasgale Gill at Coledale Hause

Photo: David Hayter (49)

Braithwaite, Keswick and Derwent Water from Grisedale Pike

Braithwaite, Keswick and Derwent Water from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Julie Graham (2)

A lovely family I met on Grisedale Pike summit

A lovely family I met on Grisedale Pike summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (295)

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Grisedale Pike summit

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Grisedale Pike summit

Photo: Julie Graham (7)

Approaching Grisedale Pike

Approaching Grisedale Pike

Photo: Julie Graham (5)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: David Hayter (48)

Hopegill Head summit cairn

Hopegill Head summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (64)

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)

Barrow and Rowling End, with Keswick and Derwent Water beyond and Skiddaw and Blecathra (or Saddleback) in the background from Causey Pike

Barrow and Rowling End, with Keswick and Derwent Water beyond and Skiddaw and Blecathra (or Saddleback) in the background from Causey Pike

Photo: Chris Haselden (48)

Crag Hill and Wandope from Coledale Hause

Crag Hill and Wandope from Coledale Hause

Photo: David Hayter (53)

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)

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)

Climbing towards Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Hope in heavy snow

Climbing towards Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Hope in heavy snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (19)

*360° panorama from the summit of Scar Crags

*360° panorama from the summit of Scar Crags

Photo: Andy Malcolm (91)

Grisedale Pike from Causey Pike

Grisedale Pike from Causey Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (26)

Hobcarton End summit cairn

Hobcarton End summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (294)

Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End

Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike from Hobcarton End

Photo: Christine Shepherd (296)

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 Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

The Sleet How Ridge with Skiddaw beyond from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Nick Grundy (2)

Dale Head (Newlands) summit cairn

Dale Head (Newlands) summit cairn

Photo: Perry Biggs (2)

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

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

Photo: Julie Graham (3)

Fairfield and Red Screes from Wansfell Pike

Fairfield and Red Screes from Wansfell Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (4)

South East from Grisedale Pike summit

South East from Grisedale Pike summit

Photo: Julie Graham (6)

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Looking across Hobcarton Crag to Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (65)

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)

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)

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)

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from Hopegill Head

Photo: Christine Shepherd (291)

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)

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)

Stile End, Outerside and Causey Pike from Sleet How

Stile End, Outerside and Causey Pike from Sleet How

Photo: Nick Grundy (1)

Scar Crags with Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) beyond from Causey Pike

Scar Crags with Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) beyond from Causey Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (154)

Daybreak over Farleton Fell from near Milnthorpe

Daybreak over Farleton Fell from near Milnthorpe

Photo: Andy Malcolm (155)

Looking up the Daear Ddu Ridge towards Carnedd Moel Siabod from Llyn y Foel

Looking up the Daear Ddu Ridge towards Carnedd Moel Siabod from Llyn y Foel

Photo: Chris Haselden (49)

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Whiteside from Hopegill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (22)

Whinlatter (Brown How) summit

Whinlatter (Brown How) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (19)

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (92)

Cat Bells (Catbells), Derwent Water with Bleaberry Fell & High Seat (Ashness Fell) from Scar Crags

Cat Bells (Catbells), Derwent Water with Bleaberry Fell & High Seat (Ashness Fell) from Scar Crags

Photo: Perry Biggs (3)

Whiteless Pike from Wandope

Whiteless Pike from Wandope

Photo: David Hayter (50)

Railway Bridge near Hope Station in the snow

Railway Bridge near Hope Station in the snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (17)

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from The River Noe Valley north of Hope in heavy snow

Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from The River Noe Valley north of Hope in heavy snow

Photo: Dorsal Finn (18)

Loweswater from path above Holme Wood

Loweswater from path above Holme Wood

Photo: Gerry Ball (34)

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)

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Photo: Peter Dryden (15)

Grizedale Pike from Sleet How

Grizedale Pike from Sleet How

Photo: Rob Barklamb (47)

Snow on Barrow and Outerside from Coledale Hause

Snow on Barrow and Outerside from Coledale Hause

Photo: Mike Knipe (218)

On the summit of Grisedale Pike

On the summit of Grisedale Pike

Photo: Anthony Bell (1)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (21)

Small Water

Small Water

Photo: William Ringwood (27)

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (90)

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (4)

Causey Pike summit cairn

Causey Pike summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (18)

Scope End with Hindscarth beyond from Newlands

Scope End with Hindscarth beyond from Newlands

Photo: Paul Johnson (3)

On the path to Pen y Fan, busy going up Corn Du

On the path to Pen y Fan, busy going up Corn Du

Photo: Keith Evans (5)

Me on top of a fairly windy Grisedale Pike

Me on top of a fairly windy Grisedale Pike

Photo: Carol Bizzell (1)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: Keith Evans (4)

Grasmoor from Whiteless Pike

Grasmoor from Whiteless Pike

Photo: David Hayter (54)

A field of bluebells below Rannerdale Knotts

A field of bluebells below Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: Christine Shepherd (658)

Laura & Tilly enjoying the view from summit of Barrow (Newlands)

Laura & Tilly enjoying the view from summit of Barrow (Newlands)

Photo: David Baines (21)

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head and Hobcarton Crag from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (7)

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

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

Photo: Peter Dryden (14)

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)

Haweswater from the bottom of Gatescarth Pass

Haweswater from the bottom of Gatescarth Pass

Photo: David Baines (22)

Hobcarton End from Grisedale Pike

Hobcarton End from Grisedale Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (293)

Grisedale Pike from Sand Hill

Grisedale Pike from Sand Hill

Photo: Julie Graham (4)

Ullswater Steamer from the Ullswater Shore path

Ullswater Steamer from the Ullswater Shore path

Photo: Paul Johnson (8)

Grasmoor from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Grasmoor from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (6)

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)

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)

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (4)

Me and my two sons Neil and Andrew on Tal y Fan

Me and my two sons Neil and Andrew on Tal y Fan

Photo: Julie Graham (9)


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