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Grisedale Pike

Grisedale Pike



Grid Reference: NY 19839 22544
Height: 791 metres/2595 feet

"All visitors to Lakeland who come to walk the fells turn their footsteps in due course to Grisedale Pike."
A Wainwright

Grisedale Pike, dominates the skyline above Braithwaite and is prominent on the skyline from Keswick, it's fine slender pointed summit attracts the eye.

The long northern ridge of Kinn rising above the village of Braithwaite makes a wonderful ascent, a long ridge walk climbing in sections until the final rocky climb leads to the summit of Grisedale Pike.

Grisedale Pike is usually traversed as part of the Coledale Horseshoe, crossing Coledale Hause to Crag Hill and returning to Braithwaite over Causey Pike, but many other good routes can be made on Grisedale Pike, the fine ridge from Lanthwaite Green crossing Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike makes one of the best linear walks in the Lake District, while several good and easy routes climb Grisedale Pike from Whinlatter Pass climbing either the Black Crag and Hobcarton End ridge to the summit or the north east ridge, these two fine ridges making a good short circuit.

  1. On the summit of Grisedale Pike with Skiddaw beyond

    Coledale Horseshoe

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk taking in plenty of tops, but with little exposure, and great views throughout

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3700ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. On the Whiteside ridge walking towards Hopegill Head

    Lanthwaite to Braithwaite

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep start but then a fine ridge walk with great views

    Distance: 8.5km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 820m / 2700ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. The view from the summit of Grasmoor

    Buttermere to Braithwaite

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A wonderful linear walk taking in some of the best summits in the North Western Fells, including the wonderful Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head

    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1120m / 3500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Grisedale Pike from Whinlatter

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A great short ascent to one of the higher fells in the north western Lake District

    Distance: 5km / 3 miles
    Ascent: 500m / 3000ft
    Duration: 3/4 Hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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