Whiteside

Details
Grid Ref NY 170 219
Height 2,317 ft
My favourite part of this fell isn't the summit (come to think of it it rarely is), in this case it's the ridge across to Hopegill Head. And while Striding Edge or Sharp Edge this is not, as far as ridge walks go this is a great route. It's just a pity it isn't 2 or 3 times longer than it is. Along the ridge you're treated to views out towards the Solway Firth and the Scottish hills on one side, and on the other you see a broadside view of Grasmoor which you can safely assume will be busier than Whiteside.
 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Lanthwaite Green - Whin Ben - Whiteside
1.1 mile / approx 1800 ft ascent
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This walk is a bit like keeping time during a dance; quick, slow, quick, slow. Or in fell walking terms easy, hard, easy, hard. The walk is easily split into 4 distinct sections. The initial walk across the grass to Liza Beck (you'd hardly think you were walking up hill), the walk up to Whin Ben (quite steep but nothing drastic), the section past Whin Ben (very easy with a little bit of downhill) and finally the walk up to Whiteside itself (very steep and quite loose under foot for a while).

Photo gallery

Taken from Dodd (not the Skiddaw one)

Whiteside summit
 
Seen rom the opposide side of Lorton Vale

A view up the ridge from Whin Ben
 

Whiteside seen from Lanthwaite Green

Looking across the ridge from Whiteside to Hopegill Head.

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 9

17th May 2013
  Whiteside to Ladyside Pike and above Lorton Vale 6.5 mile 2600 ft
Lanthwaite Green - Whin Ben - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Hope Beck - path above Lorton Vale - Lanthwaite Green
 

22nd September 2012
  Ladyside Pike to Dodd (not the Skiddaw one) 5.5 mile 2300 ft
Hope Beck - Ladyside Pike north ridge - Ladyside Pike - Hopegill Head - Whiteside - Dodd - Hope Gill - Hope Beck
 

25th May 2012
  Whiteside, Dodd and part of Lorton Vale 4.9 mile 2300 ft
Lanthwaite Green - Whin Ben - Whiteside - Dodd - path above Lorton Vale - Liza Beck - Lanthwaite Green
 

11th June 2010
  Whiteside to Ladyside Pike and above Lorton Vale 6.7 mile 2900 ft
Lanthwaite Green - Whin Ben - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Hope Gill - path above Lorton Vale - Lanthwaite Green
 

19th July 2008
  Up in the cloud on Whiteside and Hopegill Head 5 mile 2375 ft
Lanthwaite Green - Whin Ben - Whiteside - Whiteside Ridge - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Gasgale Gill - Liza Beck - Lanthwaite Green
 

5th June 2007
  A warm walk up Whiteside 7.3 mile 2600 ft
Lanthwaite Green - Whin Ben - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Hope Gill - Above Lorton Vale - Lanthwaite Green
 

21st January 2006
  The higher North Western fells from Lanthwaite Green. 10.4 mile 4337 ft
Lanthwaite Green - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Coledale Hause - Crag Hill - Wandope - Grasmoor - Coledale Hasue - Gasegale Gill - Lanthwaite Green
 

24th July 2005
  One of my favorite ridges, a seldom visited fell and a walk above Lorton Vale. 6.6 mile 2956 ft
Lanthwaite - Whiteside - Gasgale Crags - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Hope Gill - Above Lorton Vale - Lanthwaite
 

25th July 2004
  Whiteside, the ridge to Hopegill Head and returning down Gasgale gill. 5.2 mile 2516 ft
Lanthwaite Green Farm - Whiteside - Gasgale Crags (top of) - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Gasgale Gill - Lanthwaite Green Farm
 



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Lake District Walks