Lanthwaite - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Lanthwaite

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Lanthwaite - Gasgale Gill - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Whiteside - Lanthwaite

Grisedale Pike is the most frequently climbed mountain in the North Western Fells and this route is possibly the quietest route to the summit, so can be excellent during holiday times. Starting off at the National Trust Car Park at Lanthwaite, the start of the route passes an ancient homestead settlement and enters the valley of Gasgale Gill. The ancient monument includes a Romano-British enclosed hut circle settlement and an associated annexe just near the road. The Gasgale Gill path in an interesting one, with a couple of rocky sections offering an interesting scramble alongside Liza Beck. For several kilometres the path follows Liza Beck to the top of Coledale Hause, with the jagged teeth of Gasgale Crags on the northern skyline halfway down creating an intimidating environment. Grisedale Pike is the highest point reached on the walk at 791m above sea level (2,595ft) and is also the furthest point from the car park. The return length follows a ridge path across to Hopegill Head, which is only 20m lower than Grisedale Pike, then along the crest of a ridge to Whiteside (707m). The views throughout the walk are fantastic, with imposing crags and towering peaks along the first stretch and open vistas along the last.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West

Features

Ancient Monument, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Waterfall, Wildlife

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16.8 Miles