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Name:Hobcarton End
Hill number:2444
Height:634m / 2080ft
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:Nuttall, Birkett, Synge, Buxton & Lewis
(N,B,Sy,BL)
Grid ref:NY 19524 23476
Summit feature:heathery knoll 40m S of cairn
Drop:15m
Col:619m  NY195233  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:cairn at NY 19525 23520 and knolls at NY 19525 23540 and NY 19515 23575 are all lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 332 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo.Aimless Rambler30/06/2018
working on GL3DLittledave03/05/2018
From Revien Moss Car Park, Whinlatter Pass NY 20908 24253, then on to Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Ladyside Pike and Sand Hill.Return via Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton End.Westdenewalker12/04/2018
Not been here since 2007 and the Christmas tree decorations are still up! Solo. On way back to Whinlatter from Grisedale Pike.Dangerous Dave24/02/2018
After a lovely morning, a cold fog dropped, making this walk a little more difficult. I set off from the Hobcarton car park on the Whinlatter Pass and headed for Ladyside, then up to Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag and Grisedale Pike. Came back via Hobcarton End.oldbagger2710/01/2018
Parked in FC car park at Revelin Moss (£8 all day). Up the ridge using Wainwright's Grisedale Pike ascent page 9, still accurate and useful after over 50 years. Lovely ridge walk on good path through heather once out of forest. Bagged all cairns and also heather knoll of Black Crag which has great views west down the valley over Swinside Houses. Didn't meet anyone until top of Grisedale Pike. Then on to do more Wainwrights and Birketts.Hillsidenick02/09/2017
From Swinside. Back up Grisedale Pike and down Sleet How to Braithwaite for 14:45. A superb walk.Wycombe Wanderer25/06/2017
With PG - from Whinlatter and on to Grisedale Pike. No difficulty in navigating forestry.JohnIvor07/06/2017
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
With Katy from Whinlatter and on to Grisedale Pike. Clear with some snow.George Thompson02/01/2017
From Ladyside Pike via Hobcarton Gill en route to bus from Whinlatter centre.Eddie05/10/2016
From Whinlatter Pass road - blocked for road works but found a spare lay-by. With Penda. 1100-1515, initially via Nutalls' directions which soon went to worms due to new cycle tracks and forestry work. Up shoulder of Grizedale Pike but turned off just before top onto Hobcarton End ridge. Down through forestry chaos to find van was now on wrong side of road-block... quite a flog of a walk. But LAST English Nutall excepting Pillar Rock! Sunny, dry and cool all day.beorwulf20/09/2016
with paul disastrous attempt to follow nuttalls route never been good navigating in forestscolinfielding06/07/2016
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 from home,Rob Pen y Garn18/03/2016
Delightful walk down from Grisedale Pikeroute68506/03/2016
cj bw kj mjchrisj196522/11/2015
With G. Mostly on Nuttalls' route, from Braithwaite > Thornthwaite > Whinlatter visitors centre > Hobcarton End > Grisedale Pike > Hobcarton Crag > Eel Crag > Crag Hill > Sail > Scar Crags > Causey Pike > Outerside via High Moss > Stile End > Barrow > Braithwaite.RT197015/08/2015
From Whinlatter via Grisedale PikeHavenchris03/07/2015
All the Nuttals in the area. Whinlatter Pass - Hobcarton End - Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton Crag - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Whiteside - Sand Hill - Grassmorr - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Crag Hill - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike. A lot of out and backs.tomd424/05/2015
A say out where Left Mike (Parlick) and Liz Halpin to do Sandhill and Ladyside Pike, whilst I jogged off to doGrisedale Pike , Windy on top. Then Met them at Coledale hause Then on to do Whiteside and Hopegill HeadShutterlag16/05/2015
Final Lake District Nuttall. Done on final day of CUHWC Seathwaite Vacation Trip. Out and back alone from Grisedale Pike, where I left group, and joined back up with them on Hopegill Head. This is rather a boring peak.AGWilliamson08/01/2015
Hobcarton Car park Hobcarton PlantationHobcarton End Grisedale Pike Hopegill Head Ladyside Pike Swinside Swinside Plantation Hobcarton Car parkAndy Hirst27/11/2014
Parked at Comb Bridge CP > HOBCARTON END grass and heather summit topped with a cairn > CPTony Hartry II20/06/2014
Parked to NE in free forest car park at N54 36.572 W3 13.014. Then found the footpath mentioned in the Nuttall book up through the trees and the track to the summitt. I had missed this peak when climbing Grisedale Pike so this was the simplest way to bag it.Father Ted23/04/2014
Got lift to Whinlatter with the Stagecoach supervisor when the 77 bus set off without me! Bimbled about in the forest as usual but once I found the right path it was a straightforward ascent.Si's 2nd round14/04/2014
Climbed from Braithwaite as part of a circular walk. An overcast and windy day.JohnStoneham03/10/2013
With Sam, Elise and Glen.On descent from Grisedale Pike. Bilberry Heaven. Lovely weatheriredale02/08/2013
From Grisedale visitor Centre on way to Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton Crag.wombourne07/07/2013
On it's own from Winlatter Pass.rhalstead01/06/2013
Parked the car in Forest Car Park, on B5292 and walked up through forest, no obvious route through trees. At GR 18895 24060, the trees were a bit thinner and managed to get onto open hillside. Steep snow and heather ascent and then on to Grisedale Pike.tsharp20/03/2013
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere03/03/2013
Hobcarton End from Whinlatterronaldo33318/12/2012
Parking area on Whinlatter Pass close to Swinside Houses Forest tracks up W. side of Hobcarton Gill Path & across rough ground to N. ridge of Ladyside Pike Ladyside Pike Hopegill Head Sand Hill Hobcarton Crag Grisedale Pike Hobcarton End Down NW ridge and then around forest & along tracks back to parking area. (PM)gerrybowes29/11/2012
With GB. The top was icy with a snow cover.bolton29/11/2012
Climbed from the visitors centre at Winlater pass. Thought the route would be difficult, but very clear, thanks to John and Ann. Bit blowydianepick31/10/2012
with Tony on Nuttall 2.3Stuart Hyde18/09/2012
Done with Richard/Jeannette, Stuart/Angela & dogs Jess & Bella as part of a circuit from Whinlatter Pass over Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag & Grisdale Pike. Weather grey, misty and drizzle but nevertheless enjoyablefalunty24/07/2012
From Whinlatter pass in a clockwise circuit. The ascent was easy enough once through the forest and thereafter paths were excellent. Round in under 6 hours beating Naismith by nearly 30 mins. A really good day - shame about the road walk back.SS20/05/2012
Whinlatter Pass - Hobcarton End - Grizedale Pike.benarbia_820/05/2012
petey08/05/2012
NUTALL 128. SPENT MAY 2012 IN LAKES CAMPED AT BRAITHWAITE TO DO ALL NUTTALLS NOT ALREADY DONE AS WAINWRIGHTS. GOOD WEATHER THROUGHOUT. ON A CLEAR, SUNNY DAY WE WENT UP FROM THORNTHWAITE OVER HOBCARTON END ONTO GRISEDALE PIKE, ALONG TO HOPEGILL HEAD VIA HOBCARTON CRAG AND OUT AND BACK TO LADYSIDE PIKE, THEN OUT AND BACK TO WHITESIDE EAST TOP, BACK OVER SAND HILL AND DOWN FROM THE COLEDALE HAUSE. 5 NEW NUTTALLS.BURGESS02/05/2012
Direct ascent of Hopegill Head from Hobcarton via Ladyside Pike. Walk also took in Sand Hill, Hobcarton Head, Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton End.knarf17/01/2012
With David. Down north ridge of Grisedale Pikecitygent01/10/2011
Down from Grizedale Pike.ollismark12/07/2011
From Hobcarton/Grisdale car park with Dan. To Ladyside Pike/Hopegill Head/Sand Hill/Hobcarton Crag/Grisdale Pike and finally Hobcarton End. Great walk on a March day.Glenelg03/03/2011
JKSimonK10/10/2010
Hobcarton Horseshoe from Whinlatter. Bit of a slog up Black Crag but once on the ridge it was easy going, and pleasant at that too.Jake99418/08/2009
Birketts CLF walk NW/GRI1, Revelin Moss CP > Sanderson Gill > HOBCARTON END, 3 well spaced out cairns on the top, the middle 50m S of the fence is the highest > Grisedale Pike > Sleet How > Hospital Plantation > Ravelin Moss CP.Tony Hartry05/07/2009