Hell Gill Pike

Height: 662 metres / 2172 feet Grid reference: NY 26937 01629

A glimpse of the Scafells beyond Wrynose Fell from Hell Gill Pike.

A glimpse of the Scafells beyond Wrynose Fell from Hell Gill Pike.

Hell Gill Pike

Greenburn Round

Start point: Fell Foot, Little Langdale (NY 296 032)

Fell Foot – Rough Crags – High End Wet Side Edge Hell Gill Pike Little Carrs Great Carrs – Top of Broad Slack – Swirl How Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Wetherlam – Birk Fell Hawse – Greenburn – Fell Foot

Distance: 5.9 miles     Total Ascent: 883 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Changeable, cool. 13C.

Today I had a walk around Greenburn from Little Langdale, the weather didn’t seem to hold much promise when I set off but it was fascinating to watch the rapidly changing conditions as I walked, with it seemingly changing by the minute. It was very wintry and cold on the top of Great Carrs, I even had to put my winter jacket on – good job Casper was wearing his!

Great Carrs

Start point: Three Shire Stone (NY 277 027)

Three Shire Stone – Wet Side Edge – Little Carrs Great CarrsHell Gill Pike Wet Side Edge – Three Shire Stone

Distance: 4 miles     Total Ascent: 400 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Wet and windy. 10oC.

Today is Armistice Day and alongside the two minute silence at 11am, there was special service taking place on Great Carrs to commemorate the crewmen (seven Canadian and one Briton) who died in a World War II plane crash there. The Armistice Day service was held to rededicate a memorial to the crew members of the fateful Halifax bomber which crashed after becoming lost in bad weather in October 1944. Officiated by the Vicar of Coniston, the Rev Mark East, the ceremony was attended by representatives of the RAF and the Canadian Embassy.

The weather was absolutely atrocious up there with the wind being gale force on the top, so no lovely views today!

A Coniston Round

Start point: Coniston (SD 304 976)

Coniston – Walna Scar road – Brown Pike (48) – Buck Pike on Seathwaite Fell (49) – Dow Crag (50) – Goat’s Hawse – Coniston Old Man (51) – Brim Fell (52) – Levers Hawse – Great How (53) – Grey Friar (54) – Little Carrs (55) – Hell Gill Pike (56) – Great Carrs (57) – Swirl How (58) – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Black Sails (59) – Wetherlam (60) – Coniston

Weather: Overcast with sunny spells. Very windy.

A long Coniston round today taking in all the highest tops and some of the less well known ones. It was a drizzly start but this soon cleared and there were lots of sunny intervals with some cloud coming in. There was a strong breeze all day growing to gale force by the end of the walk.

You may have noticed a distinct lack of Tarns on this walk. This is because there were so many to be seen, I have given them their own page and they can be viewed here.

Coniston Tarns

Start point: Coniston (SD 304 976)

Coniston – Walna Scar road – Brown Pike (48)Buck Pike on Seathwaite Fell (49)Dow Crag (50)Goat’s  Hawse Coniston Old Man (51) Brim Fell (52) Levers Hawse – Great How (53) Grey Friar (54) Little Carrs (55)Hell Gill Pike (56) Great Carrs (57) Swirl How (58) – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Black Sails (59)Wetherlam (60) – Coniston

It was amazing how many tarns and stretches of water could be seen on this Coniston Round; they are shown on this page.