Whiteside and Hopegill Head summits

Dog-friendly circular walk passing by Whiteside and Hopegill Head summits and going down by Liza Beck.

Technical sheet
No. 29774934
A Buttermere (Cumbria) walk posted on 07/01/23 by Our Lake District Escapades. Update : 10/01/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h35[?]
Distance Distance : 9.09 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 687 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 678 m
Highest point Highest point : 742 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 150 m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Buttermere (Cumbria)
Starting point Starting point : N 54.5752° / W 3.302625°
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Waterfall Whiteside summit

Description

Start: Lanthwaite car park on the B5289, (CA13 9UY). Grid ref. NY 159 207

(D/A) Exit car park to cross the B5289 road and take the path in the field that goes left (North-East) in the direction of the river. At the bridge cross the river, then go straight for around 50 m.

(1) At the junction, take right.

(2) Take left after 100 m to take the path going up in the direction of Whiteside summit passing Whin Ben on the way.Do not take the path on the right closer to the river that will be used on the way back;

(3) Once at the top of Whiteside summit follow the path going straight in the direction of Hopegill Head. Continue on this path for around 1.6 Km until reaching Hopegill Head summit.

(4) Once at the top of Hopegill Head summit, continue straight on the path going down in the direction of Hobcarton Crag.

(5) Then go right (South-West) in the direction of Coledale Hause. Continue straight for around 1 Km until reaching Coledale Hause and seeing the waterfalls of Liza Beck river.

(6) At the top of Liza beck river, go right to take the path that goes (North-West-West) down following the river. There are several waterfalls on this path and small pools to swim in summer. Continue on this path for around 2.5 km before the path is split into a lower path (on the edge of the river) and an upper path. It is possible to take both paths (there is a bit of scrambling on the lower path).

(7) If you are taking the upper path continue on it until reaching the initial path. Arriving at the intersections of paths (2) take left to continue going down in the direction of the bridge.

(If using the lower path, continue straight along the shore of the river until seeing the bridge to cross the river.)

Pass the bridge and cross the field to return to the car park (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 150 m - Car park
1 : km 0.46 - alt. 203 m - Going up to Whiteside summit
2 : km 0.56 - alt. 232 m - intersection of paths return way
3 : km 2 - alt. 688 m - Whiteside summit
4 : km 3.62 - alt. 739 m - Hopegill Head summit
5 : km 4.51 - alt. 714 m - bottom of Hobcarton Crag
6 : km 5.61 - alt. 607 m - Intersection Coledale Hause with Liza beck
7 : km 7.8 - alt. 332 m - intersection of paths
D/A : km 9.09 - alt. 150 m - Car park

Useful Information

Start: Lanthwaite car park on the B5289, (CA13 9UY). Grid ref. NY 159 207

Parking : Lanthwaite car park on the B5289, (CA13 9UY). Grid ref. NY 159 207

Terrain : It is better to do this walk in that way as the path to Whiteside requires a bit of scramble. Going down that path will be more challenging. Liza beck path is a bit damaged at several sections be careful.

Note : Keep dogs on lead in presence of sheep.

Find more information and walks at Our Lake District Escapades here.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Pools along Liza beck river perfect to swim during summer.

Breathtaking view from the top of Whiteside and Hopegill Head summits.

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