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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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