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Name:Hobcarton Crag [Hobcarton Head]
Hill number:2404
Height:737.6m / 2420ft
Parent (Ma):2386  Grisedale Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Birkett, Synge,
Buxton & Lewis
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy,BL)
Grid ref:NY 19384 22050
Summit feature:rock 4m NW of cairn
Drop:35.9m
Col:701.7m  NY 1958 2220  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Survey:obvious summit
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Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill then return via Coledale. Cloud and rain.RobertP25/01/2020
Braithwaite > Barrow > Barrow Door > Causey Pike > Scar Crags > Sail > Crag Hill > Eel Crag > Coledale Hause > Hobcarton Crag > Grisdale Pike > Kinn > Braithwaite. Just me and H. Glorious cold calm blue sky day. Ground frozen solid for the most part.johnkaysleftleg29/11/2019
From Loweswater as part of the Kong Mini Mountain Marathon Race.welshyboyo25/08/2019
Summited from Grisdale Pike on part of the Coledale round. With MBZoe Little11/04/2019
With CPgarth8705/04/2019
Liz's first trip to The Lakes. 10 Wainwrights bagged.gavopeo30/03/2019
from Hopegill Head. 7th ascent.IWC25/03/2019
With K from Grisedale PikeAshley24/03/2019
From Braithwaite in snow and high winds.Wheelsy10/03/2019
Ascended from the car park above Braithwaite, then on to Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head and Sand Hill, visiting Force Crag Mine on the way backWayne Mac03/01/2019
Part of Grisedale horseshoe solo after FRA relaysTintenty22/10/2018
18.1 miles, 4155ft Grisedale Pike and Grasmoor at Coledale Beck walk.stephenbuda14/09/2018
Coledale Horseshoe: Kinn - Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton Crag - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Crag Hill - Sail - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow. With Tammy, Sid, and Fudge.Hippo04/09/2018
Parked at the bottom of the footpath/mine track and up Kinn,Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Gasgale Crags, Whiteside East Top, Whiteside, about turn, Whiteside East Top, Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill and back down past the mines on the mine road.Chipstertrain01/07/2018
Walking between Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Headbevandy11423/06/2018
With JGCW22/05/2018
Kinn, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill with Joanna. Hot humid weather. Nice day. Very enjoyable.DAB8121/05/2018
From Revien Moss Car Park, Whinlatter Pass NY 20908 24253, via Hobcarton End,Grisedale Pike then on to Hopegill Head, Ladyside Pike and Sand Hill.Return via Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton End.Westdenewalker12/04/2018
Coledale Round from the free car park in strong winds, freezing conditions and zero visibilityCanny31/03/2018
FRVin13/03/2018
With MVW on Coledale Round.Frank13/03/2018
Snow covered hills and no wind, great views on top also, Day 1 of the 2017-18 new year trip, staying at Hawes End.Joel45128/12/2017
as part of a sunny snowy circuit from Hawse EndDenise 27/12/2017
Extended Coledale horseshoe from Braithwaite: Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Eel Crag, Crag Hill, Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Outerside, Stile End and Barrow. Misty early Autumn day. A lot of low cloud and wind.Lazylizzie23/09/2017
From Grisedale Pike on way to Thirdgill Head Man. Came back over top again on way back from Grasmoor. Most folks seem to use the lower path that misses out the summit, which suits me as it means top if less busy for those that appreciate it.Hillsidenick02/09/2017
Anticlockwise Coledale round. Muggy and still to start, improving throughout the day.milimana05/07/2017
a round from Hobcarton car park on a humid day with Dik and Ruby; Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton End.Lou27/05/2017
Coledale Horseshoe today Fabulous walk in superb weather A long slog up Grisedale Pike, Crag Hill decent was interesting in parts Up to Sail along to Outerside and finishing off with fantastic views at Barrow Great day outTobo196923/05/2017
an easy path to follow with a great view down the valley.Aristotle Chip02/04/2017
Round Grisdale Pike, Crag Hill and Sail. Beautiful snowy day with a lovely sunset.ejjohnstone02/01/2017
On route to Hopegill Head from Grisedale PikeArdensBold28/12/2016
2nd time round with Paul fantastic weather and viewscolinfielding10/10/2016
Braithwaite - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Eel Crag - Hobcarton Crag - Grisedale Pike - Kinn - BraithwaiteBlue The Dog27/08/2016
Parked in Braithwaite, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Grassmoor, Wandope, Crag Hill, Sail, Outerside - Hot and humid conditions.Fell_wanderer24/08/2016
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave18/08/2016
On a backpack - Buttermere to Keswick section.Phreerunner25/06/2016
Kinn, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Grasmoor, Crag Hill, Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pikekeithouk19/06/2016
Climbed during the Coledale Horseshoe while walking from Hopegill Head to Grisedale Pike with James and Cyrus.n.wood198618/06/2016
14.5 mile Circular route from Braithwaite, approached from Hopegill Head, carried onto Grisedale Pikerossdrummond04/06/2016
Taken in on Coledale circuit from BraithwaiteSpudGunn24/05/2016
From Eel Cragrfoster04/05/2016
Braithwaite - Grisedale Piek - Hopegill Head - Coledale Hause - mine road back.squeegs23/04/2016
Sunny day solodentalchimp17/04/2016
Coledale round with Dave. A bright day but a cold wind. Parked at Braithwaite. Summits were Kinn, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Head, Sand Hill, Hopegill Head, Coledale Hause, Grassmoor, Wandope, Crag Hill (Wainwright's Eel Crag), Eel Crag (Birkett), Sail, Scar Crags, Causy Pike, Outerside, Stile End, Barrow.Skip16/04/2016
Middle Ruddings Inn at Braithwaite Thornthwaite Forestry Visitor Centre Hobcarton End Grisedale Pike Hobcarton Crags Grisedale Pike and back to Braithwaite by NE ridge.lenman02/04/2016
With RobLynfa Penygarn18/03/2016
With Lynfa after traveling up from home.Rob Pen y Garn18/03/2016
From Hopegill Headroute68506/03/2016
Cracking day out blue skies pristine snow above 500mjocks110/02/2016
Coledale RoundCharlieRose30/01/2016