Dollywaggon Pike to Whiteside

Name of walk Dollywaggon Pike to Whiteside
Date of walk 2006-11-09
Distance walked (miles) 11
Duration of walk 7 hours 0 minutes
Weather Sunshine and blue skies
Peaks on walk Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man, Whiteside
Walked with On own
Parking Dunmail Raise lay-by.

Another great visibility Thursday! Time for another solitary walk. Decided to go to Dunmail Raise again for another walk up Raise Beck Cascades to Grisedale Tarn. From there I would go to Dollywaggon Pike summit(2810ft) and via the ridges to High Crag (2900ft), Nethermost Pike (2920ft), Helvellyn (3118ft), Helvellyn Lower Man (3034ft) and Whiteside (2832ft), then back all the way up to Helvellyn Lower Man a small detour to see the view from Browncove Crags, back up to Helvellyn and down to Wythburn taking the tree level path back to Dunmail Raise. About 11 miles or so.

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View down Raise Beck to Steel Fell and beyond.

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Dollywaggon Pike from Grisedale Tarn.

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First view into Grisedale from half-way up Dollywaggon Pike. Ullswater and Place Fell in the middle. St. Sunday Crag off right.

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View back down to Grisedale Tarn. Seat Sandal on the right. Coniston Water beyond.

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The gate post. It is actually mentioned on the Ordnance Survey maps! Terrific views beyond. Great Gable on horizon just to the post`s right and the next big mountain is Pillar where I was last Thursday! The Scafells to the left of the post and further left is Bowfell.

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Summit of Dollywaggon Pike looking down The Tongue.

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. Looking at the sea, Lake Windermere, Esthwaite Water and Coniston Water.

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From High Crag.

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Close up of Ullscarf and Blea Tarn.

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From High Crag looking across to Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn..

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Looking down on to Striding Edge and Red Tarn.

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Memorial to Charles Gough who fell off in 1805 and when eventually found his dog was still guarding his skeleton.

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Looking to the Ordance Survey Cairn on the flat summit of Helvellyn. Whiteside can be seen on the right.

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Red Tarn from the summit.

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Swirral Edge which leads to Catstycam.

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View to Thirlmere from Helvellyn Lower Man. Bassenthwaite Lake top right Skiddaw on the left.

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Whiteside.

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Close up of Bassenthwaite Lake from Whiteside.

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Skiddaw left Blencathra right.

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View to Raise from Whiteside, unfortunately I had no time to walk there if I wanted to get back to the car by sunset.

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Detour to Brown Cove Crags.

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Looking back towards Coniston.

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Back to the path on Helvellyn, another memorial.

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Thirlmere from the route down to Wythburn.

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Thirlmere from the path to Dunmail Raise

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Birkside Gill from the wooden bridge.

Got back to the car at 4.25 just as the sun was setting. The walk had taken exactly seven hours.

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