North Western Lake District

Route: Grasmoor, Wandope and Whiteless Pike

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 14th July 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.1 miles

Ascent: 2,900 feet

Weather: Perfect

I parked in the small car park at Cinderdale Common, from where the climb up the Lad Hows ridge of Grasmoor starts immediately. There is no respite from the ascent, though it’s fairly easy going until the last steepish section to the summit of the fell, which seems to go on forever

The views from the summit of Grasmoor were superb, and I could clearly see across the Solway Firth into Scotland, with glimpses of the Pennines and the Irish Sea. It was a privilege to be up here on a day such as this

I retraced my steps from the summit for a short distance and then descended to Wandope Moss. I decided to take a short detour to climb up the grassy slopes to the summit of Wandope and from there I descended to Whiteless Edge before the last ascent of the day to the top of Whiteless Pike

I then descended, quite steeply at times, to the junction at the head of Rannerdale. Having turned sharp right here it was an easy walk down the valley back to the start

The weather was perfect for fellwalking today – good visibility, sun, blue skies and a cooling breeze on the tops helped to make this a special day

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