Grisedale Pike

Start point: Braithwaite (NY 227 237)

Braithwaite – Kinn – Grisedale Pike  Hobcarton Head  Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Coledale Hause – Coledale – Braithwaite

Distance: 7 miles     Total Ascent: 843 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 10:15

Weather: Cold with a strong wind. 3°C

With a break in the weather and a bit of sunshine around, Grisedale Pike looked very tempting from Keswick today wearing its best winter coat. The predicted weather as for high winds with a wind chill of -18C and so it turned out in the end – I didn’t fancy the full Coledale round once I had been up high for a while so took the valley route from Coledale Hause. As the old saying goes “Half a Coledale is better than no Coledale at all”! Once again it was just me and young Dougal whilst Casper stayed at home in the warm – sensible boy!

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