Lake District walks - Hopegill Head

Two views of Hobcarton Crags below Hopegill Head, in winter.

And in summer. Botanists will know that these crags are home to a flower which grows nowhere else in the world. Since I am no botanist, I cannot remember its name...

Samba really enjoyed this walk...

Here is Ladyside Pike from the top of Hopegill Head. Scotland in the distance.

The reverse view: Hopegill Head from the path to Ladyside Pike. The top section is slate or smooth rock, and in wet conditions needs care.

Looking straight down Gasgale Gill from the top of Hopegill Head. Grasmoor is on the left, Mellbreak straight ahead behind Crummock Water.

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

P. G. R. Rigg 09/10/2003