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Name:Hooksey
Hill number:3580
Height:586m / 1923ft
Parent (Ma):2755  Yarlside
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Lune
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:NY 68507 00837
Summit feature:small cairn and ground to 5m E
Drop:68m
Col:518m  NY686004  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 139 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Circular walk including Knott, Greenbell, Hooksey, Randygill top, Kensgriff, Wandale Hill and Harter fell largly on good grassy tracks but some stiff climbs.cjo18/05/2019
Climbed from Weasdale.flockwatcher28/04/2019
Nice horseshoe from Bowderdale on a 19k round of 7 Deweys/Sims. This the last: from Randygill Top and return to the car at Bowderdale. Very wet all day.jonglew20/12/2018
With Christine & JamesKeith9930/10/2018
Cautley Narthwaite Green Bell, Hooksey, Hazelgill Knott The Calf and Calders CautleyAndy Hirst17/10/2018
Walked up from Wath on a dry cold and grey afternoon as a break in my journey from Lanark to Grimsargh.Dugswell204/05/2018
From Randygill Top and then a nice gentle descent back the car in Wath.Wheelsy05/04/2018
Langdale Knott > West Fell > Hazelgill Knott > Hooksey from GR: NY 67672 04607ronaldo33322/03/2018
From Cross Keys (A683)followed ridge to Yarlside, then steep pathless descent north to cross above Little Randy Gill & up to Kensgriff,Randy Gill top & Hooksey. Returned to Randy Gill Top & followed 4x4 tracks SW steeply down into Borrowdale.mart079712/01/2018
From Ravenstonedale parked 722 014 through village onto track past Kilnmire up to Green Bell to Randygill Top to Hooksey. Descended ridge returning via Scar Sikes.dgresty02/11/2017
From Potts following tracks to Hooksey then onto Randygill Top and Kensgriff.Fisky Boy16/09/2017
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke16/09/2017
From Weasdale, after Green Bell.ngthack06/09/2017
Back down to Wathbardolph24/08/2017
From Fat Lamb Country Inn (NY 73934 02380) - Ravenstonedale - Kilnmire - Wye Garth - Thornthwaite - Knott - Knoutberry - Green Bell - Stockless - Kensgriff - Randygill Top - Hooksey. Return by re-ascent of Randygill Top and from then on reverse of outward route.david23020121/05/2017
With Jo, circular walk from Wath: past Potts to Hooksey, then onto Randygill Top and Green Bell, returning via Weasdale and Cow Bank. Weather; cloudy, cool breeze, good visibility.amblerbob29/04/2017
With Mclellans, Whittakers, Sparks, Graham B, Tony G in mist and mizzle. Via Cautley Spout - Yarlside-Ken's Griff-Randy Gill Top-Hooksey-Green Bell-Greer Fell-Adamthwaite Bank then left others to descend back to Cross Keys Pub. Skylarks and better views today!zoob12/03/2017
A detour from the Randygill Top to Green Bell ridge.RichardM12/03/2017
Brief diversion out to the grassy summit with tiny cairn in drizzle, but sunny valleys below. Then sheltered for lunch in gulley, and onto Green Bell.Denise 12/03/2017
From Randygill Top, followed a clear path down to the col and then up to the summit of Hooksey. To get back to the car we went back up to Randygill Top, then descended Backside Beck. We crossed the beck then ascended to the path on the side of Wandale Hill. We followed this path to Narthwaite farm and then to Cross Keys. With JT.Sprog04/03/2017
Parked at the gravel heap in Wath. 1 hour 15 minutes in drizzle with GB. Headed to Hazelgill.bolton01/02/2017
Parked on S. side of bridge over the Lune in Wath at 684051 (Space for 2-3 cars) - Up road past Scar Sikes & then good track to small summit cairn which lies 'hidden' to the W. of the track. Continued to Hazelgill Knott & West Fell. (PM)gerrybowes01/02/2017
Overnight route from Newbiggin-on-Lune (icy slippery streets). Took footpath S from E end of village to join road then left road to climb N ridge of Green Bell. Descended SW to col then some traversing and short climb to summit of Kensgriff. Descent NE to col then steep ascent to Randygill Top, then descent to col at Leathgill Bridge (camped here overnight). Short climb to Hooksey and long descent N to Weasdale and return to car by road and paths.RobertP15/01/2017
Parked at NY71511 00846. Headed up for the top of Adamthaite Bank and then Grere Fell. Followed quod bike track to above Spengill Well. Continued walking on good track to top of Randygill Top. Dropped down to Leathgill Bridge, steep, and up to top of Hooksey, also steep. Reversed back but cut across the left hand side of Randygill Top to the track leading to Green Bell. Continued to Green Bell. Followed path to Knoutberry. Dropped down off Knoutberry to the col between Knoutberry and Knott. Picked up good quod bike track which crossed Long Gill. Followed track, fainter and crossed a feeder of Long Gill. Walked back to car from there. Bits of quod bike track and some fairly rough grass.MikeM04/01/2017
Start ~ 682048. Followed the road through Bowderdale and then the track/path up the ridge to West Fell.Then kept on up the ridge to Hazelgill Knot. We then made a direct descent to cross Bowderdale beck before a direct ascent of Kensgriff. Followed on with Green Bell, Randygill Top and finally Hooksey, walking out along that broad ridge. With Wombourne.steve hudson13/09/2016
Parked at GR 682048. Completed a circuit of West Fell, Hazelgill Knott, Kensgriff, Green Bell, Randygill top and Hooksey. With SH.wombourne13/09/2016
A round of the Easterm Howgills from Cross Keys. On own.MorecambeMonkey11/09/2016
Parking space outside Scar Sikes Farm. Easy walk up the ridge with Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave29/08/2016
From the road to Adamthwaitemick06/07/2016
Parked at end of road at Scar SikesAlan Caine30/04/2016
From Bowderdale via The CalfNorthender01/10/2015
Ravenstonedale - Coldbeck - Greenside - Weasdale - Cow Bank - Scar Sikes - Bowderdale (Hail then snow)- Hooksey (Snow blizzard we drop)- Simonsgill Sike - Cow Bank - Ravenstonedalebriandavies01/03/2015
From summit of minor road near Adamthwaite - good parking. Grere FEll, Green Bell, Hooksey, Randygill Top, Wandale Hill, Harter Fell.ijpowell10/07/2014
Bagged this outlier after Randygill Top. Then back to col, and rising traverse east to join ridge to Green Bell.Man of Kernow106/10/2013
With Claire from Bowderdale.Crib Goch10/08/2013
Climbed from the Cross Keys on A683. The summit was in the cloud layer so cannot comment on the views.JohnStoneham15/07/2013
From Hazelgill Knott, with a big drop between the two. Up side of Randygill Top, over shoulder to col. Small cairn on summit.Aye Jimmy09/07/2013
Wath, Hooksey, Randygill Top, Green Bell, Wath. Steep down and up to Randygill Top from here.Walker Dan07/07/2013
Camped in the Howgills at night, walked over the small summits of Knott and Knoutberry onto Green Bell, along to Randygill Top, bagged Hooksey, over sub-summits of Grere Fell and Adamthwaite Bank up onto Harter Fell. Such an underrated area.DanTrig07/07/2013
Parked easily on grass at the cattle grid at Bowderdale. 3593, 3580 and 2772. Leaf Gill and up to the Bridge.destaylor02/05/2013
Super Bowderdale circuit w Jenx, geat clear day. From Scar Sikes. Followed track then ridge. Circuit of Hooksey > Randygill Top > Kensgriff > Yarlside (steep down to beck at 678988 avoiding Hare Shaw) > Hazel Ghyll Knott > West Fell then 250m vertical drop to beck and track back to start from GR674023.nordicstar20/04/2013
Lovely winter day. Very steep descent and ascent to. Hazelgill. A knee breaker .moorsman05/03/2013
3rdAlaric24/10/2012
Followed Nuttalls' route with a few extra Deweys added on. Cloud around 550m most of the day.davidpettit8404/11/2011
Flat summit with just a pile of stones. Cool, not cold.Jhimmy02/01/2011
Nuttalls walk 11.1 > Cross Keys Hotel > Yarlside > Kensgriff > Randygill Top > HOOKSEY detour summit a small pile of stones > Hazelgill Knott > Simon's Seat > Fell Head > Bush Howe > The Calf > Bram Rigg Top > Calders > Cross Keys Hotel - tough outingTony Hartry08/07/2010
1dads09/04/2010
Down from Randygill Top & back up again.agentmancuso29/06/2008
Galltywenallt20/10/2007
2ndAlaric19/04/2005