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2007 07 09 - Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill and Ladyside Pike with Paul D.

It was nearly 3 months since our last walk in the lake district mountains and fortunately we found a dry day for it following the recent heavy downpours. We parked at Lanthwaite Green and started the walk with the steep climb over Whin Ben onto Whiteside. Although there were plenty of clouds about they kept well above the fell tops and visibility was good. We even got some sunshine. From Whiteside we followed the path as it climbs up to Hopegill Head's summit and then detoured briefly onto Sand Hill before returning to Hopegill Head and descending via Ladyside Pike. Looking back to Hopegill Head the path from the summit looks impossibly steep - perhaps the camera does lie a little.

 

Whin Ben with Whiteside behind from Lanthwaite Green

 

Crumock Water and Mellbreak

 

Near Whin Ben's summit

 

The path to Whiteside's summit with Hopegill Head in the distance

 

Looking back to Crumock Water

 

Whiteside's summit or somewhere near

 

Looking up Gasgale Gill towards Coledale Hause

 

The path to Hopegill head

 

Eel Crag and Coledale Hause

 

Hopegill Head summit looking towards Grisedale Pike

 

Looking back to Whiteside

 

Grasmoor

 

Grisedale Pike again

 

Kidsty Pike and Scar Crags across the middle of the photograph

 

At Sand Hill's summit

 

Back at Hopegill Head's summit

 

Grisedale Pike once more from near Hopegill Head's summit

 

Going down the slabs towards Ladyside Pike

 

Ladyside Pike

 

Ladyside Pike looking back to Hopegill Head

 

Looking up Hope Gill to Hopegill Head

 

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