Description: This is a circular route encompassing some classic Lakeland Fells near to Keswick.
Route: From the car park we immediately begin the ascent of Grisedale Pike, which is initially arduous before becoming slightly easier going before the final climb to the top. From the summit we head along the ridge to Hopegill Head before walking down Sand Hill toward Coledale Hause. After a moment of respite we will continue upwards to the peak of Crag Hill (Eel Crag). This is the highest point of the walk and we descend from here to Sail Fell and then Causey Pike before following the path back to Braithwaite.
Car Parking: Small car park just outside Braithwaite at the bottom of Whinlatter Pass (B5292), grid reference NY227237. There is normally a bit of space on the side of the road below the car park entrance if needed.
Start/Finish Point: Small car park at the base of Whinlatter Pass, grid reference NY227237.
Meet Time: 9.15am
Start Time: 9.30am
High Point: Crag Hill – 839m.
Distance: Approx 10 miles
Time: Approx 6-6.5 hours
As this is quite a mountainous route please bring appropriate clothing and footwear, as well a packed lunch. I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk depending on our progress or the weather conditions. Please bring a torch or head torch in case we are delayed in getting back.
Please let Tom know on 07760 660113 before 6pm on Saturday if you plan on coming on this walk or have any questions.