Whiteside to Whiteless Pike

Name of walk Whiteside to Whiteless Pike
Date of walk 2011-07-30
Distance walked (miles) 11
Duration of walk 8 hours 0 minutes
Weather overcast and a bit hazy
Peaks on walk Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Wandope, Whiteless Pike
Walked with Brendan
Parking Lanthwaite Green Car Park

Last Saturday Brendan and I walked from Lanthwaite Green near Crummock Water climbing up to Whiteside (2359ft), Hopegill Head (2525ft), Grasmoor (2795ft), Crag Hill (Eel Crag) (2749ft), Wandope (2533ft) and Whiteless Pike (2165ft). A walk of 11 miles. This is a repeat of the walk I did last August when I met up with Fr. John. Thankfully the visibility was better this year!!

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Looking up at Whin Ben and Whiteside from Lanthwaite Green car park.

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Good reflections in Crummock Water.

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Mellbreak behind.

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Looking up Gasgale Gill. Hopegill Head on the left, Grasmoor on the right.

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The heather was just beginning to bloom.

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The steep sides of the ridge route to Hopegill Head.

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Whiteside summit looking along the ridge to Hopegill Head.

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I finally get to walk the ridge out of mist on my third attempt!!!!!

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Looking back to Crummock Water.

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The view down the other side of the ridge.

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Looking back along the ridge to Whiteside.

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From Hopegill Head summit looking across to Grisedale Pike.

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Ladyside Pike.

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We had lunch on the grass at Hopegill Head, the remains of yesterday`s chilli pizza, whilst looking over to Grisedale Pike. From Sand Hill looking at Eel Crag on the left as we head first towards Grasmoor on the right.

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The route up to Grasmoor with the route up Eel Crag behind.

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Buttermere from the summit. Rannerdale below.

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Ominous clouds heading this way! Loweswater.

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Looking over Whiteless Pike at a hazy hill panorama.

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Just after this photo was taken we were enveloped in low cloud and Eel Crag and the ridge route disappeared from sight.

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Thankfully the mist covering was short-lived and by the time we were on the next fell the sky was clearer. Now heading up to Eel Crag with Grasmoor behind.

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Coledale Valley. Force Crag Mine below.

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Looking back to Hopegill Head.

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Eel Crag summit. Grisedale Pike to the right

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The ridge over Sail.

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Looking back to Eel Crag from the route up to Wandope.

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From Whiteless Pike with the Lads How route up Grasmoor on the right.

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Whiteless Pike ridge.

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Looking back along the Whiteless Pike ridge. Grasmoor on the left.

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Looking along Crummock Water to Loweswater.

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Heading toward Buttermere then around to the right.

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Down into Rannerdale.

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Crossing the bridge at the end of the valley. Grasmoor above.

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Looking up at Whin Ben and Whiteside from Lanthwaite Green car park.

A good walk for a nice day!
Jo.
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