Whiteside | Hopegill Head | Grasmoor
Date: 15th September 2018 Distance: 10.8km (6.71 Mile) Parking: Lanthwaite Car Park
Start Location: Lanthwaite Ascent (m/ft): 868m (2848ft) Weather:


Time Started: 08:50 Highest Point: Grasmoor (852m/2795ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 4 Hours 56 Minutes        
Route: Lanthwaite - Whin Ben (413m/1355ft) - Whiteside (707m/2320ft) - Whiteside East Top (719m/2359ft) - Gasgale Crags (703m/2306ft) - Gasgale Edge - Hopegill Head (770m/2526ft) - Sand Hill (756m/2480ft) - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor (852m/2795ft) - Lad Hows (426m/1397ft) - Cincerdale Common

It's been quite a few years since I've been up to Whiteside and Grasmoor so as the weather today was set to be pretty good I decided on a route up to Whiteside via Whin Ben and to follow the ridge east to Hopegill Head, South to Grasmoor and down via Lad Hows ridge.

The western face of Grasmoor from the valley floor.

High Stile and Red Pike near Buttermere.

The view north west to Low Fell from the bridge over Liza Beck.

Liza Beck and Grasmoor.

A view down onto the romano-british homestead at Lanthwaite.

The southern end of Lorton Vale.

Crummock Water and Mellbreak.

A view around the corner up Gasgale Gill.

Liza Beck up to the top of Grasmoor.

Gasgale Gill with Hopegill Head and Sand Hill.

Whiteside from Whin Ben.

A higher level view down to Crummock Water and Mellbreak.


Gasgale Gill.

Gasgale Crags.

The large northern end of Grasmoor that looks like it possibly collapsed thousands of years ago.

The beautiful view down to Crummock Water and Loweswater.

Zooming in on Carling Knott, Burnbank Fell and Loweswater.

Gasgale Crags on the way up to Whiteside.

Liza Beck.

North to Scotland from Whiteside.

Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Gasgale Gill.

The summit cairn on Whiteside.

Whiteside summit looking to Loweswater.

A dramatic view down Gasgale Crags to Grasmoor and Dove Crags.

Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head.

The summit cairn on the Eastern Summit of Whiteside.

The view east along the ridge to Hopegill Head.

Gasgale Crags summit at 703m above sea level.

The view west.

The short scramble up to Hopegill Head.

The mighty peaks of Whiteside and the exciting ridge - underrated in my opinion!

Hopegill Head summit with Grisedale Pike and Skiddaw behind.

The summit with Whiteside behind.

Ladyside Pike.

Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton Crag.

Sand Hill summit.

The way ahead follows the path to the right through the valleypast Crag Hill.

Some rain over on the eastern fells.

Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton Crag. Thats Blencathra in the middle of the two and in the far distance you can just make out the Pennines.

Eel Crag.

A full length view down Coledale.

Outerside and Causey Pike.

A view back to Grisedale Pike. It was about here that the cloud decided to drop below the summit of Grasmoor.

Grasmoor summit cairn.

Heading out of the clouds along Lad Hows ridge.

Crummock Water and Loweswater.

Lad Hows summit.

A final view of Crummock Water and Mellbreak on the descent down to Cinderdale.