The Lake District Mountains

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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




Grisedale Pike again


Causey 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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