Coledale Round – Sunday 24th June

Coledale Round

Start time 09:30

(Estimated finish time 17:00)

Strenuous 10.5 miles / 16.8 km

Group Summit Good

Meet time 09:15am

Start time 09:30

Start point: car park at the bottom of the Grisedale Pike footpath just outside Braithwaite, NY227238, CA12 5TL

Car parking: free car park at the bottom of the Grisedale Pike footpath just outside Braithwaite. If that is full, there is parking around Braithwaite.

Description: we take the steps going steeply up signposted Grisedale Pike. After a short climb the path rises more gently. We cross the fence at the step stile and bear right, the path continuing to climb. From Kinn we continue onto Sleet How to reach the summit of Grisedale Pike. We then follow the path along the edge of Hobcarton Crag to Hopegill Head. Then we head to Sand Hill Cairn, Crag Hill, then Sail, then Causey Pike, we take the little path down to Outerside, and finish off with Stile End and Barrow. This walk requires a little scrambling at times.

Distance: Approx 10.5 miles / 16.8 km

Ascent: Approx 4100 feet / 1250 m

Time: 7 ½ hours

Please contact Nathalie on 07518479409 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk. This walk is suitable for dogs, there is only one stile with a dog gate. But please make sure you keep your dog under control.

The leader reserves the right to cancel the walk or modify the route dependent on conditions.

Sun 14th May – Coledale Horseshoe

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
Grade: Strenuous
Leader: Tom
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.