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2005 11 16 - Heron Pike, Sheffield Pike, Green Side (Whitestones) and Hart Side.

It was a bright, sunny day but cold on the tops. Visibility was good except in the direction of Helvellyn where the sun seemed to hover low in the sky all afternoon making views in that direction hazy and full of shadow. I set off from the main car park along Greenside road and then took the path that climbs up between Glenridding Dodd and Heron Pike. From the saddle I followed the path up Heron Pike and then on to the summit of Sheffield Pike over ground that was very boggy in places. Leaving the summit I followed the path down to Nick Head before climbing again to the summit of Green Side and then on to Hart Side. I returned to Nick Head by the path that skirts the eastern flanks of Green Side and descended via the old mine workings to Greenside Road. I ended up back at the car park just as the light began to fail.

 

Raise from the initial climb from Greenside Road

 

Towards the saddle between Heron Pike to the left and Glenridding Dodd to the right

 

Heading towards Heron Pike

 

Looking towards Ullswater

 

Heron Pike

 

Sheffield Pike summit with boggy ground between

 

Almost there

 

The view from the summit over Ullswater

 

And the view towards High Street over Place Fell

 

Heading down to Nick Head with Sticks pass in the distance. The path up to Greenside follows the shoulder on the right

 

Icicles at Nick Head

 

Climbing towards Greenside

 

Looking back to Sheffield Pike

 

There are a number of cairns around Green Side's summit. This looked like the highest one to me

 

Hart Side from Greenside

 

Blencathra from near Hart Side summit

 

Great Dodd from Hart Side summit

 

Looking towards Skiddaw

 

The view north-east from the summit

 

A last shot of Hart Side as I drop back down to Nick Head

 

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