Hobcarton Skyline

Sat 6 Jul 2002

Route: Whinlatter Pass - Hobcarton Valley - Ladyside Pike - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton End - Whinlatter Pass

Distance: 5.75 miles

Ascent: 2,250ft

Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

With: Anne and Roger & Ann Hiley


Dry, overcast, windy

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Graystones from Swinside Plantation, Whinlatter Pass

Hobcarton Valley. Grisedale Pike is the peak on the left

Panorama from the climb upto Ladyside Pike: Graystones, Broom Fell, the long ridge of Whinlatter and Skiddaw with its top in cloud

Climbing Ladyside Pike's north ridge

Hopegill Head from Ladyside Pike

Ascending the slabs onto Hopegill Head

Ladyside Pike from the top of the slabs onto Hopegill Head

Grisedale Pike from Hopegill Head

Gasgale Gill and the Whiteside ridge from Hopegill Head

Leaving Grisedale Pike's subsidiary top for the main top

The weather closing in. Sand Hill and Hopegill Head with Grasmoor (left) in cloud from Grisedale Pike summit

Walkers heading for Grisedale Pike's east ridge, with the cloud building over Skiddaw and Blencathra

Descending Grisedale Pike's north ridge to Hobcarton End

Looking back up to Grisedale Pike from Hobcarton End

Descending to Whinlatter Pass from Hobcarton End

Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike seen from the descent off Hobcarton End

Previous Walk: Silver How, Blea Rigg and Easedale Tarn (Wed 3 Jul 2002)

Next Walk: Fairfield Horseshoe (Sun 7 Jul 2002)

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