Wednesday 7th May 2008
Start Point : Lanthwaite Green (NY 159 208)
Distance : 9.2 miles Height Ascended : 1170 metres
Today’s walk was in aid of The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue in an event arranged by the The Wainwright Society.
The event was a challenge based on the 95 routes of ascent depicted in A. Wainwright’s Sixth Pictorial Guide ‘The North Western Fells’.
My chosen route was Ascent No. 92 - Whiteside form Lanthwaite Green
Mellbreak above the early morning shadows
Slightly higher now and the view from half way up Whin Ben includes Mellbreak, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell with Low Fell and Fellbarrow to the right
Overlooking Whin Ben
A glimpse of Loweswater (the village and lake) - the hazy sunshine becoming more evident as the morning progresses
At the summit of Whiteside and looking east along the ridge to Hopegill Head and Sand Hill
The ridge offers great views down Gasgale Gill...............
……………….....and Hope Gill - Dodd to the left and Ladyside Pike to the right
Looking back along the ridge from Hopegill Head to Whiteside and beyond
Grasmoor, Gasgale Gill and Whiteside from Sand Hill
Sail, Eel Crag and Wandope over Coledale Hause from Sand Hill
Grisedale Pike and a bird's eye view of the mine workings at Force Crag Mine in Coledale from Eel Crag
Looking over Sail to Outerside and Causey Pike (a glimpse of Derwent Water in between)
Wandope from Eel Crag - the wind was very strong along the eastern facing ridges but also extremely warm
Wandope Moss and the path leading to the Grasmoor's summit
Hetty on the grassy expanse of Wandope Moss
The view down Rannerdale Beck from the top of Grasmoor’s southern edge - Whiteless Pike to the left and the
shoulder of Lad Howes to the right.
Looking towards the Scafell group over Whiteless Edge – yet another 'wish it wasn't so hazy' moment
The Whiteside / Hopegill Head ridge from Grasmoor summits northern edge
Heading back towards Coledale Hause - Hopegill Head and Sand Hill in the centre
Hetty has spotted something...............
Looking down from the top of Gasgale Gill
Looking up Gasgale Gill to Hopegill Head and Sand Hill
Looking towards Loweswater from Whin Ben's lower southwestern slope
Grasmoor from Rannerdale
Wandope and Whiteless Pike from Rannerdale