Car based walk with Andy Buckley.
A circular walk starts with a gradual climb through Coledale Valley along a dirt track before into a rocky path with a magnificant view of Force Crag and its waterfall, we continue along the path which takes us up to Coledale Hause. From here we head over the moorland to Hopegill Head and then onto Grisedale Pike. At these two high points (hopefully!!) we will have stunning views across The Lakes. On leaving Grisedale Pike it is a steep rocky descent before turning into open moorland and our final descent back to the car park.
For those people interested this walk takes in two Wainwrights: Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike. Wainwright descibed Grisedale Pike as " a graceful peak piercing the western sky".
I will be travelling up on the Friday and spending the weekend there to do the Sunday walk as well.
All you need to sort out is you own transport and accomodation, there are plenty of B&B's and hotels in Keswick. MAD have been able to organise pleasant bunkhouse located at Hawse End - between Cat Bells and Derwent Water - which is a short lakeside walk (or launch ride!!) from Keswick - see Weekends Page for more details.
Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing
For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.
10:15: Meet at Keswick Central Car Park for lift share organising.
10:30: Cars will leave for the walk start (Knott Head Car Park, Braithwaithe).
10:45: Walk starts at Knott Head Car Park, Braithwaithe.
If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Keswick Central Car Park meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, especially if you intend to drive there directly.
Waypoints: Coledale Beck, Coledale Hause, Sand Hill, Hopegill Head, Grisedale Pike, Sleet How
Please note that there is limited car parking at the walk start so please all meet at Keswick Central car park to car share to Knott Head.