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~Grisedale Pike~

15th June 2014

Grisedale Pike Summit

The Summit of Grisedale Pike

Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk....

Scotgate Campsite

Scotgate Campsite

With no advance plan for today, I spent some time looking at maps. In the end, the obvious dawned on me and we made a beeline for Grisedale Pike, heading out at 07:45hrs. I had no expectation of the grand views due to the misty mountain atmosphere.

Braithwaite Kinn

Very warm on the ascent up Kinn, a cheeky dog nicked my hat ...

Molly the collie


Into the mist, with a last view back to the campsite and look forward to the next leg of the climb ....

Scotgate Campsite Grisedale Pike

Forestry operations have changed the views on the right of the path.

Hospital Plantation
Grisedale Pike
Hospital Plantation


Ridge of Grisedale Pike

Sleet How

The ridge of Sleet How marks the final steep climb up to the summit.

Ridges Meet

There's a great view of Skiddaw from here, sometimes.


Tripod effort. The Panasonic TZ40 thinks its doing me a favour by taking duplicate images of near ground and backlight. However, the slight movement of the subjects in that split second has seen Molly gain a nose-stripe and me an extra left ear. Many years ago, the Pentax K1000 and a Koday film shows me and Jess on the same summit. Different hat.

Jess the Dog

Jess The Dog

The Col

I decided not to go as far as Hopegill Head and we turned to the south-west for a route to Coledale Hause.

Eel Crag

To Coledale Hause

Molly Coledale

OK, Molly we're heading back to the campsite. "Why? Most folk haven't set off yet."

To Force Crag

Force Crag

Force Crag

The dog sometimes barks at walkers passing by, more so if they are tall and wearing red shirts. So when we saw this large group, we sat down and allowed them to pass unhindered by noise and nuisance.

Large Crowd

Walking Group

I wonder who this lot are? Usual offer of small prizes if you see yourself on these pages.

To Braithwaite

A short-cut to the foot of Whinlatter Pass is signposted and well worth taking.


The Campsite

Walkers: Me and Molly the Dog

Time taken: 4 hours 15 minutes over a distance of about 6 miles.

Route: Scotgate Campsite at Braithwaite, Kinn, Grisedale Pike, Coledale Hause, Force Crag, Braithwaite.

Weather: Warm and humid.

Greetings: Just when I thought we would arrive at the summit to find an empty space, the two cyclists who I had seen earlier at the foot of Whinlatter had got to the top just before us! Drat! Then the large group in Coledale. All good fun.

All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2014 ©

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