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Name:Hell Gill Pike
Hill number:3867
Height:662m / 2172ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon
Class:Birkett
(B)
Grid ref:NY 26937 01631
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:1m
Col:661m  NY 26945 01627  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:note that rock 20m E at NY 26960 01630 is higher
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 280 users)ByDate of Ascent
Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, Swirl Howkeithouk15/03/2020
Superb viewpoint made ever better by the stunning weather. Our N turning point after Swirl How - now back to the Old Man.DanMaisieBex31/12/2019
With NB from Three Shires, cold cloudy day. to summit return via Great Carrs, Little Carrs and Hell Gill Pike. Back before dark.Frank03/12/2019
With FR from Three Shires, cold cloudy day. to summit of Grey Friar, return via Great Carrs, Little Carrs and Hell Gill Pike. Back before dark.Bheinn03/12/2019
Walked up Wrynose Pass from Little Langdale to the Three Shires Stone then track up onto Wet Side Edge. Solo.Dangerous Dave23/11/2019
RAIN RELENTED TO MIST MID-MORNING SO FILLED IN MISSING BIRKETTS ON THE CONISTON RIDGE FROM WRYNOSE PASS: HELL GILL PIKE, LITTLE CARRS AND ON TO GREAT HOW. MIST CLEARED ON THE WAY BACK WITH GOOD VIEWS DOWN LITTLE LANGDALE.BURGESS10/07/2019
Birkett route SOUTHERN FELLS-CON 1. Start Three Shire Stone summit of wrynose pass. HELL GILL PIKE- LITTLE CARRS-GREAT CARRS-SWIRL HOW- added in GREAT HOW-LITTLE HOW - GREY FRIAR. Blustery day started with thin cloud ended clear and Sunny. Lovely views of Scafell range.Hill Wanderer04/07/2019
part of walk from Tilberthwaite - very hot Easter Mondayrachelcawley22/04/2019
From Three Shire Stone. 2m prominence, surely.Wycombe Wanderer24/02/2019
From Tilberthwaite: Birk Fell Man, Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs. Little Carrs, Hell Gill Pike, Greenburn. With Hiking Manchester on a foul rainy day.Lazylizzie01/12/2018
From Wrynose Pass up to Wetside Edge to Little Carrs,Great Carrs & onto Swirl How down over How Grags & up to Brim Fell & 'busy' The Old Man, back over Brim Fell then contour path round & up to Grey Friar the Wetside Edge & down to the Pass, v cool breeze till mid afternoon, warmer,less breezy & increasing sunshine early evening onwards..apricorum22/09/2018
Up from Wrynose Pass via Wet side edge.bevandy11401/08/2018
On a round of 7 hills from Cockley Beck. From Little Carrs, then dropped down to the road for a 4.3k walk back to the car, although searching for 13 benchmarks on the way relieved the monotony.jonglew15/07/2018
Turned back at this point and retraced steps to Levers Hawse picking up very steep path down to Levers Water reservoir. Horrendous almost vertical track although grassy at first then becoming flat but rocky. Arrived back at YHA 6.45pm, exhausted!Peak Rambler25/06/2018
Beautiful day (24 degrees and sunny!) Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crag, Great How Crag, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar and Little Carrs and Hell Gill PikeFionalevey30/05/2018
On the Greenburn roundHavenchris12/05/2018
From Wrynose passbardolph20/04/2018
Cracking round in the coppermines valley onto the high stuff and back by the old man.Best view ever had of the Ilse of Man.Mopping up some stragglers Black Sails,Hell Gill Pike,Little Carrs,Great Howe.jocks115/11/2017
Parked on one of the 5 or 6 small hardstanding areas, just E. of Wrynose summit – Excellent path up RoW takes you to within about 100yd of the summit cairn. Continued to Little Carrs, Great How & Little How Crags. (PM)gerrybowes08/08/2017
From Three Shire Stone at the top of the Wrynose Pass with GB. Up Wet Side Edge. On to Little Carrs.bolton08/08/2017
As part of DoE Gold expedition: Coniston to Great Langdale.John Eley22/06/2017
Three Shires Stone - Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Swirl How - Black Sails - Wetherlam - Fabulous sunny weather and clear views.Delta6822/04/2017
Over from the path managing to ascent 3m. Nice spot for a view over Cockley Beck to the Irish Sea, though.Eddie22/02/2017
Up from top of Wrynose Pass on pleasant,calm Autumnal afternoon-Hell Gill Pike-Little Carrs-Great Carrs-Grey Friar.With Catman.oscarrosie20/10/2016
Great viewpoint.With Oscar.catman20/10/2016
Parked below the Three Shires Stone then uphill via Wet Side Edge to Little Carrs, then a very windy Great Carrs before heading over to the Windy Grey Friar before returning via the scenic cairn of Hell Gill Pike.Dugswell205/10/2016
As part of a walk with Andy from the top of Wrynose pass. Easy route finding.JohnStoneham04/10/2016
ghaley03/10/2016
On the way up great carrsTobo196930/09/2016
On a backpack - Coniston to Elterwater section.Phreerunner22/06/2016
En route to swirl howDanGeere03/06/2016
Part of a 2 day walk with BW. Stayed at the Boot inn.chrisj196502/06/2016
Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Birk Fell Mankeithouk24/04/2016
wetherlam, black sails, swirl how, great carrs,little carrs, hell gile pike, grey friar, great how crags, little how crags,brim fell,dow crag,buck pike,brown pike,walna scar,white pike, white maiden ACW from walna scar cp at 289970robertphillips23/04/2016
Solo on eight bagger.simon and co01/10/2015
.tim74720/09/2015
From the 3 Shires stone. Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Great How (Swirl Bands) , Little How Crags, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Grey Friar. Cloudy at first but great views when the cloud lifted!AlunRees3130/07/2015
From the 3 Shires stone. Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Great How (Swirl Bands) , Little How Crags, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Grey Friar. Cloudy at first but great views when the cloud lifted!Alunrees3330/07/2015
From the Three Shires Stone. Done years ago but no records found. Don't remember any steps up it in those days either! Continued to nearby Little Carrs.Aye Jimmy03/06/2015
short walk from little carrs navigation difficult zero visibilitycolinfielding15/11/2014
With Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/10/2014
Great Langdale to Seathwaite with wild camp below Brim Fell. Following peaks below Hell Gill Pike Little Carrs Great Carrs Swirl How Great How Little How Brim Fell Old Man of Conistonfellowsa08/07/2014
Climbed from Tilberthwaite via Wetherlam and Swirl How and round of the greenburn valleyrobert05/07/2014
Solo ascent from Tilberthwaite on Greenburn Horseshoe. Walked down Wet Side Edge over Little Carrs but did not notice any other summits so must have walked past Hell Gill Pike.pwhitaker_196621/06/2014
Walked with Chris as part of the Coniston round 13.4 miles 8.5 hours. Dry but over cast all summits clear but hazy. Parked at Walna Scar road.rwinrow30/05/2014
From Three Shires Stone in full winter conditions. With Mike & Liz Halpin. another ascent more recently with Tim747Shutterlag22/03/2014
From Wrynose summitAnduril11/10/2013
Beautiful weather hike with Ian and Louise. Route from Wrynose Bottom to Skelwith Bridge, using two cars, over 11.5 miles and 6 summits:- Little Carrs - Hell Gill Pike - Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Black Fell. Wonderful clear view of Scafell range from Grey Friar, and early evening from Black Fell looking back up Langdales. Interesting but sad story of the plane crash on Great Carrs. Path down from Swirl Hause into Greenburn very indistinct (lost it several times!). Had late lunch in Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale, before the Black Fell section.mavero1028/09/2013
The greatest peak bagging day yet! Starting from Walna Scar car park, along Walna Scar road, a detour up Walna Scar hill, then Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man, Brim Fell, Little How Crag, Great How Crag, Grey Friar, Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, a brief pause to pay respects at the monument, Swirl How, down Prison BandArond Levers Water and the mine as it was getting dark and got back to the car as the lights went out. Next time remember torch & glasses!mickdavidson25/09/2013
From Wrynose Pass and on to Wetherlamemily16/08/2013
On way up to Grey Friar from rather limited parking on Wrynose Pass. Pleasant enough viewpoint but doesn't feel like a summit. Birketts are a bit pointless, aren't they?wheresthepath21/06/2013
Detour off Cumbrian Traverse Broughton Mills to Keswick. Nice little rocky top.RHW21/04/2013
Round of 21 Birketts from Tilberthwaite, 25km, 11 hours.Craig6720/04/2013
Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Great Howronaldo33323/02/2013
Big walk from Wrynose over Hell's Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Great How, Brim Fell and Coniston Old Man. Return to Wrynose with a visit to Dow Crag and Grey Friar.knarf22/09/2012
On route to Grey Friar from WrynoseJim Cooper26/08/2012
Hell Gill Pike / Grey Friar / Great Carrs / Swirl How / Wetherlam, from Three Shire StoneSue Cooper26/08/2012
Coniston, Kitty Crag, Long Crag on Yewdale Fell, High Wythow, Low Wythow, Brackeny Crag, Blake Rigg Tilberthwaite, Haystacks Tilberthwaite, Hawk Rigg, High Fell, Great Intack on Low Fell, Birk Fell Man on Birk Fell, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Little Carrs, Hell Gill Pike, Great How Crag, Brim Fell Coniston Old man, Coniston.Andy Hirst03/08/2012
Three Shires Stone, Wet Side Edge, Hell Gill Pike, Little Carrs, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Great How, Swirl How, Black Sails, Wetherlam, Blake Rigg (Little Langdale), Long Crag, Pike O'Blisco, Great Knott, Cold Pike, Three Shires StoneBry C03/05/2012
Three Shires Stone - Hell Gill Pike via Wet Side Edge - Little Carrs - Great Carrs. Misty, cold, hail stones and windy!benarbia_810/04/2012
Probably done beforeBobHancock07/04/2012
Overcast, patches of snow underfoot, very high winds!ilch04/04/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere19/02/2012
Great day playing out with Rob - did 4 Wainwrights.... to Swirl How across Grey Friar and Great Carrs - up and down in 2 hours! Then scrambled up onto Hard Knott before it rained.jester6907/05/2011
Three Shire Stone - Wet Side Edge - Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Fairfield - Grey Friar - Black Spouts - Wether How - Hell Gill Pike - Wet Side Edge - Three Shire Stone... With: Pete, Toddbeadlebarker27/03/2011
Low Tilberthwaite - Haystacks - Hawk Rigg - Birk Fell Man - Wetherlam -Swirl How - Great Carrs - Little Carrs - Hell Gill Pike - Wet side edge - Low Tilberthwaitebriandiggle18/01/2011
on ascent of Grey Friarsnevans8406/11/2010
DebsMountain Goat28/08/2010
Walna Scar - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers hause - Great How Crag - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Little Carrs - Hell Gill Pike. Descent Levers Hause - Walna Scar.CaralynR07/06/2010
1dads30/05/2010
Via Wetherlam and Swirl How.Wheelsy06/12/2009
Birketts CLF walk S/CON2 Parked in Little Langdale > Birk Fell > Wetherlam Edge > Wetherlam > Black Sails > Prison Band > Swirl How > Great Carrs > Little Carrs > HELL GILL PIKE rocky summit topped with a cairn > Wet Side Edge > Little LangdaleTony Hartry II23/09/2009
With Eire, Evan & Sail.Dangerous Dave08/08/2009
Day out walking the Coniston Fells.simocity24/07/2009
Part of Cumbrian Traverse attempt.stever28/05/2009
A brilliant winter walk, alone.neil akitt10/02/2009
A very cold day with high winds frozen snow which required the use of crampons. Walk from the top of Wrynose Pass taking in HELL GILL PIKE, GREY FRIAR, SWIRL HOW, LITTLE CARRS and GREAT CARRS. With Lizparlick31/01/2009
very icy crampons neededhalpin.liz30/01/2009
Wow wot a view of IOM.Hengis Pod06/01/2009
from wrynose pass in the sunshinegigglejon08/05/2008
Estimated date. Done with Simon and Claire descending in deep snow. Valleys filled with fog.Aimless Rambler01/03/2008
Birketts CLF walk S/CON1 Three Shires Stone > Wet Side Edge > HELL GILL PIKE unmarked rocky summit > Little Carrs > Great Carrs > Swirl How > Fairfield > Grey Friar > Little Carrs > Wet Side Edge > Three Shires StoneTony Hartry03/11/2006
Descending from Swirl How. On a backpack with Billymick30/07/2006
Solo.Dangerous Dave03/06/2006
UEA Fellgarth8725/02/2006
Estimated Date. Done solo as part of Ridge. Icy with snow from about 500m contour.Aimless Rambler14/02/2006
With Jo, circular walk from Low Tilberthwaite: Through the quarries and mines to Wetherlam Edge, Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Little Carrs, Hell Gill Pike, down ridge to Greenburn Beck and the alongside wall SE over pass to car. Weather: Sunny but a cool wind, very good visibility.amblerbob23/05/2004
SRFrank12/04/2003
From Little Langdale.Marshsand24/09/2001
Long fell run with Lesley. From Wrynose Pass all along Conston ridge taking in Birketts and repeat Wainwrights- to Newfield Inn (tea). hitched back for car then Harter Fell with its craggy Birkett tops in evening. Camped by roadside.Chris Pearson22/07/2000
walk-wetherlambabsjess15/07/2000
From Wrynose pass, traversed into Green burn and then up Wetherlam, back out over Swirl How to carnordicstar01/09/1997
Climbed from top of Wrynose Pass, aged 4.Mark Jackson16/05/1996
Parked at Wrynose Pass and walked up Wet Side Edge. Full winter conditions. Deep snow and horizontal hoar frost and icycles. Saw plane wreck and onto Little and Great Carrs, Swirl How, down to Prison Band and up onto Wetherlam.Mark T19/03/1994
AW AJE IPW. Little Carrs & Grey Friars from Wrynose Pass.Vin21/08/1987
From 2 Shires Stone. Steady walk on good path on Wet Side Edge to top. to Grey Friars.arranc15/04/1982
Norwest bus to Tilberthwaite. Blake Rigg and Hawk Rigg then Wetherlam Edge, Swirl How, Great Carrs then Little Carrs to Little Langdale then ElterwaterIan G7KXV15/02/1981
With my mate Che on a lovely day.signyred28/06/1980
With: ibr; Day1: Ian & I were dropped off in Coniston & walked up Walna Sca Rd to Goat's Hause the on to Old Man. Over Brim Fell & Swirl How then down over Great Carrs to Wrynose Pass. Camped at Red Tarn.Ian Baines05/08/1974
With: crgs; Little Langdale Circuit. From Fell Foot up Greenburn then up to Wetherlam. Down over Black Sails & up prison band to Swirl How. Then N to Great Carrs to Little Carrs & Hell Gill Pike then down Wet Side Edge to Fell Foot.Ian Baines13/11/1971
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