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Name:Swinside
Hill number:3752
Height:509m / 1670ft
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:Birkett
(B)
Grid ref:NY 17664 23921
Summit feature:ground on NE side of wall junction between wall and fence
Drop:6m
Col:503m  NY177238  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:small cairn in heather 100m NNW at NY 17627 24015 is 50cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 174 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With CPgarth8705/04/2019
Added this to my list whilst retracing steps from Ladyside Pike back to Whinlatter PassPeak Rambler25/09/2018
From Whinlatter Pass (Hobcarton CP). Good forest tracks then steeply up alongside forest/open fell boundary. On to Ladyside Pike. Picking off some odd hills not previously visited.jonglew16/08/2018
working on GL3DLittledave03/05/2018
With MaryChet196217/02/2018
Parking area just N. of the road gate at 169241 (Space for 6-7 cars) – After bagging Dodd, headed roughly ENE, crossed Hope Beck & then made way up to through heather to summit. Wherever possible, made use of breaks in the heather & sheep trods. From summit, down path on left side of wall. (PM)gerrybowes29/08/2017
From Hope Beck at 175231. Followed the many sheep tracks that traverse the area which made it a reasonable climb avoiding the worst of the deep heather. With GB. Descended NW to High Swinside Farm.bolton29/08/2017
From Ladyside Pike then back over Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike to Hobcarton End. Enjoying walking the graceful ridges of these fell so much I didn't mind the re-ascent at all. Nice bit of scrambling back on to the fine and unfamiliar Hopegill Head.Wycombe Wanderer25/06/2017
Small car park at NY168241 - Dodd - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Swinside - followed wall down. With FJ. Great half day's circuit.Mark Jackson10/04/2017
With Kategeoffreycurnock29/12/2016
Up from Upper Swinside Farm, should have kept to the wall and not crossed until near the peak.ArdensBold29/12/2016
From Dodd then Ladyside Pike down again into the head of Hobcarton Gill and up to Hobcarton End.Eddie05/10/2016
Whiteside circuit from SwinsideAjm031002/10/2016
Cracking day out blue skies pristine snow above 500mjocks110/02/2016
last hill of the day following birkett walk poor visibility most of the afternooncolinfielding19/10/2015
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave22/08/2015
From Dodd by descending into upper cwm then horrible diagonal heathery contouring. Descended directly to car at bottom of Hope Gill by equally horrible deep heather, bilberry and bracken. Annoying because I'm almost certain I've done this hill before on the way to bigger things; no record can be found though.Aye Jimmy06/08/2015
Ascend from High Swinside. RHB + PCSLand Rover20/07/2015
Climbed from Hopebeck using Birketts route in reverserobert15/06/2015
Hobcarton Car park Hobcarton PlantationHobcarton End Grisedale Pike Hopegill Head Ladyside Pike Swinside Swinside Plantation Hobcarton Car parkAndy Hirst27/11/2014
Swinside, Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, Gasgale Crags, Whiteside, Dodd.ijpowell19/06/2014
Took the small diversion off the path on my way up Ladyside to visit this one. The new barbed wire fence seems to mark the top now.Father Ted23/04/2014
Phoned Dad from here and arranged to meet for a pint. Had to detour once I hit the road in order to get onto the Whinlatter-Lorton road. Got there eventually though. Sat outside the Coledale Inn.Si's 2nd round14/04/2014
Glorious day with an early start. Up Swinside then on to Ladyside and a bit of fun on Hopgill Head (looks much worse than it is). Along Whiteside then down to Dodd and back by the road.SS06/07/2013
Close to High Swinside Farm by the gate > SWINSIDE unmarked summit near the fence and wall could be anywhere in a 50m radius > Ladyside Pike > Hopegill Head > Gasgale Crags > Whiteside East Top > Whiteside West Top > Dodd > High Swinside FarmTony Hartry II12/03/2013
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere03/03/2013
Dodd, Whiteside, Whiteside East Top, Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Ladyside Pike, Swinside.ronaldo33302/02/2013
Followed by a steep descent to Hopebeck.JohnStoneham05/06/2012
From Hope Beck gate pull-inAnduril06/03/2012
Hopegill Horsehoe with PW and SM for a short pre-Keswick walk. Weather good.AGWilliamson31/08/2011
Braithwaite- Kinn-Grisedale Pike-Hobcarton Head-Hopegill Head-Ladyside Pike-Swinside-Dodd-Whiteside West top-Whiteside east top-Gasgale Crags-Hopegill Head-Sand Hill-Coledale Hause-Braithwaite.benarbia_803/05/2010
walk-hopegill headbabsjess21/04/2010
From Hopegill Head.Wheelsy26/10/2009
Hot and sweaty by the wall above the plantation. Fence Cornermick27/06/2009
KeithByTheC15/04/2009
first timedads01/01/2009
Solo.Dangerous Dave09/02/2008
End of Hopegill Head Round. Rolling top. Below cloud so good views to the west.alwaysinshorts14/09/2007
Birketts CLF walk NW/GRI3, High Swinside Farm > Dodd > Whiteside E Top > Whiteside > Gascale Crags > Hopgill Head > Sand Hill > Ladyside Pike > SWINSIDE grassy summit with a few stones (difficult to find) > High Swinside FarmTony Hartry25/03/2007
With Jo, circular walk from Swinside Houses cp: Swinside, detour to cairn at GR NY17579 24297, Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Hobcarton Crag, Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton End and forest tracks back to car. Weather; generally sunny, warm breeze with good visibility. Later in day distant fells were very hazy.amblerbob24/04/2005
From Whinlatter, up over Hobcarton to main ridge, descend down over Ladyside Pike to passnordicstar18/09/2004
topgigglejon01/08/2002
From Whinlatter Forest CP.Marshsand29/08/1999
From Kirk Fell on way to BraithwaitePeterD06/08/1999
Ran along the ridge solo on a calm evening ascent Up Grisedale Pike via Hobcarton End and around tops after BCMS job i/v at Workington- thinking if I wanted it.Chris Pearson08/05/1998
With CommitteeBillyP31/03/1993
Up Swinside then on to Ladyside and a bit of fun on Hopegill Head. Onto Whiteside and back the same way. Still time to head round to Grasmoor for a direct ascent from Lanthwaite Gree.Walker Dan10/09/1990
On decent from Ladyside PikeNeil Midgley17/02/1989
mart079702/10/2019
Ben Rinnes25/09/2018