Hopegill Head

Overview
Height: 2.525 Feet - 770 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 186 221
Area: North Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Six

A high mountain ridge leaps high like a rainbow from the woods and fields of Brackenthwaite and acres through the sky for five miles to the east, where the descending curve comes down to the village of Braithwaite. This ridge has three main summits, of which the central one (and the finest, but not the highest) is known locally as Hobcarton Pike and to the mapmakers as Hopegill Head. The supporting fell stretches far to the north, having roots in Whinlatter and the Vale of Lorton, whence the heathery flanks of Swinside rise to form the main ridge to the top peak, passing over the subsidiary Ladyside Pike (formerly Lady’s Seat)


 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Hopegill Head and Grasmoor taken from Grisedale Pike

Hopegill Head seen over Hobcarton Crag.

Hopegill Head seen along the Whiteside ridge.

Hopegill Head seen from Hobcarton Crag.

 

There are 10 walks to choose from including Hopegill Head

A bitterly cold day on Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Grasmoor

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10th February 2017
ASCENT: 3,311 Feet - 1,009 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3 Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Grasmoor
ROUTE: Lanthwaite Green - Liza Beck - Whin Benn - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor North East Ridge - Grasmoor - Lad Hows - Cinderdale Common - Lanthwaite Green
 

A Coledale Skyline

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20th November 2016
ASCENT: 2,600 Feet - 793 Meters
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head
ROUTE: Whinlatter Pass - Kin - Sleet How - Grisdedale Pike - Hobcarton Crag - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Force Crag Mine - Mine Track Back To Whinlatter Pass
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 29 Rannerdale Knotts to Barrow

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27th August 2016
ASCENT: 5,898 Feet - 1,798 Meters
MILES: 15.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 13, Rannerdale Knotts - Whiteless Pike - Wandope - Grasmoor - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Outerside - Barrow
ROUTE: Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Whiteless Breast - Whiteless Pike - Whiteless Edge - Wandope - Grasmoor - Coledale Hause - Sand Hill - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Coledale Hause - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Barrow Door - Barrow - Braithwaite
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 23 -Around Coledale Hause

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15th August 2015
ASCENT: 5,493 Feet - 1,675
MILES: 15
SUMMITS OVER 2'000Ft: 13, Grisedale Pike - Grisedale Pike (NY 139 221) - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Whiteside - Sand Hill - Grasmoor - Whiteless Pike - Wandope - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike
ROUTE: Whinlatter Pass – Kin – Sleet How – Grisedale Pike – Hobcarton Crag – Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Whitleside - Traverse below Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Grasmoor North East Ridge - Grasmoor - Thirdgill Head Man - Whiteless Edge - Whiteless Pike - Whiteless Edge - Wandope – Eel Crag (Crag Hill) – Sail – Scar Crags – Causey Pike  – High Moss – Barrow Door – High Coledale – Braithwaite – Whinlatter Pass
 

Ladyside Pike to Grasmoor from Hopebeck

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16th November 2014
ASCENT: 4,288 Feet 1,307 Meters
MILES: 10.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Hopegill Head – Grisedale Pike – Grasmoor – Whiteside
ROUTE: Hopebeck – Ladyside Pike North Ridge – Ladyside Pike – Hopegill Head – Grisedale Pike – Coledale Hause – Grasmoor – Coledale Hause – Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Whiteside – Hopebeck
 

A Coledale Round


8th June 2014
ASCENT: 4,200 Feet – 1,280 Meters
MILES: 10.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Grisedale Pike – Hopegill Head – Wandope – Eel Crag (Crag Hill) – Sail – Sail Pass – Scar Crags – Causey Pike
ROUTE: Whinlatter Pass – Kin – Sleet How – Grisedale Pike – Hobcarton Crag – Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Wandope – Eel Crag (Crag Hill) – Sail – Scar Crags – Causey Pike  – High Moss – Barrow Door – High Coledale – Braithwaite – Whinlatter Pass
 

Grisedale Pike, Whiteside & Force Crag Mine

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18th November 2012
ASCENT: 736 Metres  2,414 Feet
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Grisedale Pike – Hopegill Head – Whiteside
ROUTE: Whinlatter – Kinn – Sleet How – Grisedale Pike – Hobcarton Crag – Hopegill Head – Whiteside – Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Coledale Hause – Force Crag Mine – Coledale Valley – Whinlatter
 

The Coledale Horseshoe

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6th November 2011
ASCENT: 4,200 Feet, 1,280 Meters
MILES: 11.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Grasmore, Wandope, Eel Crag (Crag Hill) Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pike
ROUTE: Braithwaite, Kin, Sleet How, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Coledale Hause, Grasmore, Wandope, Eel Cragl (Crag Hill), Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Rowling End, Uzzicar, Braithwaite
 

The NW Fells from Lanthwaite Green

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20th January 2011
ASCENT: 1,814 Meters, 5,951 Feet
MILES: 8.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, White Side, Hopegill Head, Wandope, Whiteless Pike & Rannerdale Knotts
ROUTE:  
 

The Coledale Horseshoe

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17th July 2010
ASCENT: 1,449 Mtrs 4,100 Ft
MILES: 10.25
WAINWRIGHTS: 7 Grisdale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill (Eel Crag) Sail, Scar Crags, Outerside, Barrow
ROUTE:  
 

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