Ladyside Pike

Monday, 2 January 2017 TBA miles/TBA km TBA ft/TBA m ascent 4 hours 19 minutes As you descend the Whinlatter Pass in the direction of Lorton you catch glimpses of a beautiful pointed peak – this is Ladyside Pike (2,306ft/703m), our first hill of 2017 on a route over Hopegill Head (2,526ft/770m), Hobcarton Crag (2,425ft/739m), […]

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Ladyside Pike

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Ladyside Pike and Hopegill Head

Monday, 2 January 2017
7.27 miles/11.7 km
2,398 ft/731 m ascent
4 hours 19 minutes

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As you descend the Whinlatter Pass in the direction of Lorton you catch glimpses of a beautiful pointed peak – this is Ladyside Pike (2,306ft/703m), our first hill of 2017 on a route over Hopegill Head (2,526ft/770m), Hobcarton Crag (2,425ft/739m) and Grisedale Pike (2,595ft/791m) from Hobcarton car park.

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Set off early in bright sunshine and clear skies with a heavy frost making the ground white.  Very cold and icy for the scramble at the top of Hopegill Head.  Reached the summit of Grisedale Pike just before a blanket of mist.  Stopped for coffee at the Whinlatter Visitor’s Centre.


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