Rampsgill Head

Overview
Height: 2,598 Feet - 792 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 443 128
Area: Far Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: Two

Rampsgill Head is geographically, a 'key' point in the High Street range, for two independent ridges os some importance leave its summit, and it is, therefore, all the more remarkable that a neat and precise definition of its natural boundaries cannot be given, largely because lower secondary summits are also regarded as separate fells and claim themselves territory that would otherwise be attributed to the parent fell.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Rampsgill Head from The Knott.

Rampsgill Head.

Rampsgill Head summit cairn.

 

There are 13 walks to choose from including Rampsgill Head

A Riggindale Round

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26th August 2017
ASCENT: 2,770 Feet - 844 Metres
MILES: 10.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale)
ROUTE: Mardale Head - The Rigg - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate - Long Stile - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Low Raise - Castle Crag (Fort) - Randale Beck - Riggindale Beck - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

Caudale Moor to Brock Crags via High Street

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1st July 2017
ASCENT: 4,374 Feet - 1,334 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 10, Caudale Moor (Stoney Cove Pike) - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - Angletarn Pikes - Brock Crags
ROUTE: Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Sykeside - Kirkstone Pass - Caudale Beck - Caudale Quarry - Caudale Moor (Stoney Cove Pike) - Threshthwaite Mouth - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - Satura Crag - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Cat Crag - Brock Crags - Hartsop - Cow Bridge
 

A Riggindale Round from Mardale Head

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27th December 2016
ASCENT: 2,843 Feet - 867 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate Tarn - Long Stile - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Kidsty Howes - Riggindale Beck - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 20 Fourteen Fells east of Ullswater

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3rd July 2016
ASCENT: 4,790 Feet - 1,460 Meters
MILES: 19.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 14, Bonscale Fell - Arthurs Pike - Loadpot Hill - Wether Hill - High Raise (Martindale) - Kidsty Pike - Rampsgill Head - High Street - The Knott - Rest Dodd - The Nab - Brock Crags - Angletarn Pikes - Beda Fell
ROUTE: Martindale New Church - Mellgaurds - Bonscale Pike - Top of Swarth Beck - Arthurs Pike - Loadpot Hill - Wether Hill - Red Crag - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - Kidsty Pike - Straights of Riggindale - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rest Dodd - The Nab - Satura Crag - Brock Crags - Angletarn Pikes - Heckbeck Head - Beda Knott - Beda Fell - Winter Crag - Martindale Old Church - Martindale New Church
 

Riggindale, Short Stile and a High Street skyline

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3rd October 2015
ASCENT: 2,913 Feet - 889 Meters
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - High Street
ROUTE: Mardale Head - The Rigg - Riggindale - Riggindale Beck - Short Stile - Straights of Riggindale - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - Straights of Riggindale - High Street - Caspel Gate - Rough Crag - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 14 -Walking High Street

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23rd May 2015
ASCENT: 3,864 Feet - 1,178 Metres
MILES: 12
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Loadpot Hill - Wether Hill (NY 456 167) Wether Hill (NY 455 163) - Red Crag - Raven Howe - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - High Street - Rough Crag
ROUTE: Martindale New Church - Howtown - Fusedale - Brock Crag - Loadpot Hill - Wether Hill - Red Crag - Raven How - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Straights of Riggindale - High Street - Rough Crag - Mardale Head
 

A Riggindale Round


12th October 2014
ASCENT: 2,960 Feet 902 Meters
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – High Raise
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Rough Crag (Riggindale) – Caspel Gate Tarn – Long Stile – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – High Raise – Low Raise – Castle Crag (Mardale) – The Rigg – Mardale Head
 

High Street via Rough Crag

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3rd August 2013
ASCENT: 2,637 Feet, 758 Meters
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, High Street – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head – The Rigg – Rough Crag – Caspelgate Tarn – Long Stile – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – Kidsty Howes – The Rigg – Mardale Old Road – Mardale Head
 

The Martindale Horseshoe

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19th May 2013
ASCENT: 4,007 Feet, 1,221 Metres
MILES: 12
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Beda Fell – Angletarn Pikes – Brock Crags – Rest Dodd – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – High Raise – Wether Hill – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa)
ROUTE: Martindale New Church – Martindale Old Church – Winter Crag – Beda Fell – Bedafell Knott – Angletarn Pikes – Brock Crags – Satura Crag – Rest Dodd – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – High Raise – Raven Howe – Red Crag – High Street Roman Road (Course Of) – Wether Hill – Brownthwaite Crag – Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa) – Birkie Knott – Lanty Tarn – Martindale New Church
 

A Riggindale Round

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3rd January 2013
ASCENT: 2,139 Feet, 663 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Mardale lll Bell – High Street – Kidsty Pike – Rampsgill Head – High Raise
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Small Water Beck – Small Water – Nan Bield Pass – Mardale lll Bell – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – Kidsty Pike – Rampsgill Head – High Raise – Low Raise – Birks Crag – Lady’s Seat – Band End – Bowderthwaite Bridge – The Rigg – Mardale Head
 

The High Street Roman Road - 'Brocavvm to Galava'

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30th June 2012
ASCENT: 4’000 Feet, 1,219 Metres
MILES: 5, Wether Hill, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, High Street & Thornthwaite Crag
WAINWRIGHTS: 25.1
ROUTE: Brougham Castle – BROCAVVM ROMAN FORT (Penrith) – Brougham Hall – Eamont Bridge – Yanwath – Tirril – Celleron -Winder Hall Farm – Moor Divock – Lambert Lad – Loadpot Hill – Wether Hill – Red Crag (High Street) – Raven Howe – High Raise (Martindale) – Rampsgill Head – Two Penny Crag -Straits of Riggindale – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag – Thornthwaite Beacon – Park Fell – Hagg Gill – Troutbeck Park – Ing Lane – Troutbeck – Truss Lane – A592 – Robin Lane – Jenkin Crag – High Skelghyll – Skelghyll Wood – A591 – A5075 – GALAVA ROMAN FORT (Ambleside)
 

Deluge On The Far Eastern Fells

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16th July 2011
ASCENT: 3,261 Feet, 992 Meters
MILES: 12.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Beda Fell, Brock Crags, The Knott, Rampsgill Head, High Raise, Rest Dodd & The Nab
ROUTE:  
 

An Afternoon On The Eastern Fells

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7th November 2010
ASCENT: 2,600 Ft, 793 Mtrs
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Kidsty Pike, High Raise, Rampsgill Head & High Street
ROUTE:  
 

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