A short ascent from Whinlatter Grisedale Pike makes a wonderful shorter excursion onto the high fells of the Lake District, a high level horseshoe walk without all the effort of starting in the village of Braithwaite. We start from the Revelin Moss car park, near the summit of the Whinlatter Pass and head off through the forest to the south west, soon emerging from the trees at the foot of the north eastern ridge of Grisedale Pike.
Our route climbs this grassy ridge to the summit of Grisedale Pike, a short but steepish ascent climbing directly to the summit cairn where we will be rewarded with some wonderful views and a view of the sun rising over across Derwentwater and the Eastern Fells.
From the summit of Grisedale Pike our route descends to the north, a gentle ridge descending over Hobcarton End before dropping more steeply over Black Crag back into the forestry land above Whinlatter Pass and onto the forestry track back to Revelin Moss. Each participant will be required to bring suitable equipment for their chosen event.
Where to meet:
Follow the A66 west from Keswick, towards Cockermouth & Workington turning off the road at Braithwaite, follow the road passing the Royal Oak and climb towards the summit of the Whinlatter Pass, the Revelin Moss Car Park will be seen on the left had side of the road before the visitor centre is reached, we will meet here.
Each client is expected to bring suitable personal equipment, this should include the following:
Walking Boots / Walking shoes
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable warm clothing for walking (no jeans)
Torch (Preferably a head-torch)
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