Six Fells From Lanthwaite Green

Name of walk Six Fells From Lanthwaite Green
Date of walk 2009-09-07
Distance walked (miles) 11
Duration of walk 7 hours 45 minutes
Weather overcast
Peaks on walk Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Lanthwaite Green car park

After two weeks of solid rain and gales there was a break in the weather so Ged, Kas and I decided on a substantial walk to include Whiteside (2359ft), Hopegill Head (2525ft), Grasmoor (2795ft), Wandope (2533ft), Whiteless Pike (2165ft) and Rannerdale Knotts (1165ft). A walk of 11 miles.

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View from the car park at Lanthwaite Green to Whin Ben with Whiteside behind.

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Looking over to Low Fell and Loweswater from the route up Whin Ben.

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The way up to Whiteside.

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Looking over Crummock Water to Mellbreak

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The Gasgale Valley that separates Whiteside from Grasmoor.

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The ridge that leads to Hopegill Head.

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The clouds were starting to come over. "Get a move on Ged or you`ll miss the ridge view!"

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The view along the ridge to Hopegill Head from Whiteside summit.

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Time for a quick photo before the mist.

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A minute later total whiteout! This is supposed to be one of the finest ridge walks in the Lakes and we had no view!

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A brief break in the mist to look back the way we came..

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We stopped for a drink on Hopegill Head but the mist would not clear so we headed on over Sand Hill down to Coledale Hause. Here the mist was clearing. View up to Crag Hill.

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Gasgale Gill

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We left the main path and took a short cut up the ridge to Grasmoor. Looking back to Hopegill Head and Sand Hill on the left, Grizedale Pike on the right.

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View down the Coledale Valley to Blencathra.

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Looking back over to the Whiteside ridge from the climb up Grasmoor.

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Cold and windy on the summit. View down to Buttermere with the Red Pike ridge behind

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Looking down on Rannerdale Knotts our final fell.

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We had lunch in the shelter out of the wind....

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Next stop Wandope.....far right. Helvellyn range in the distance.

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Looking down on the ridge of Whiteless Pike.

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Wandope summit.... looking down on Ard Crags where Tom and I were a few weeks ago.

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Our route over Whiteless Pike.

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Crummock Water and Loweswater.

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View up the valley to Causey Pike.

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Rannerdale Knotts.

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The basin that contains Bleaberry Tarn with High Stile and Red Pike behind.

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The valley that leads to Ennerdale.

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Summit of Rannerdale Knotts. Good views down Buttermere to Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks with Brandreth, Green Gable and Great Gable behind.

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Looking down Crummock Water to Low Fell.

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View back up to Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike.

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When we reached road level we still had two miles to go to take us back to the car.

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We got back to the car at about 7pm. The walk had taken 7 hours and 45 minutes…definately substantial!
Raining again today! I`m back at work tomorrow after the long summer break…..Grrrrrrr!
Jo.
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