Raven Crag and Great How

Name of walk Raven Crag and Great How
Date of walk 2007-01-16

Finally, a window in the gale force winds and rain! Janet and I and Poppy the dog set off for the northern tip of Thirlmere to walk up Raven Crag (1520ft) on the west, and Great How on the east side of the lake.

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Taken from the car park.

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Taking the steep path up through the woods.

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The summit view down the lake. Helvellyn on the left.

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Right to left: Helvellyn, Whiteside and the Dodds.

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Thirlmere Dam. Densely wooded Great How across the water.

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Poppy and me.....sheer drop behind!

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Blencathra left and Watson`s Dodd right.

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The Benn in the mid-ground and Skiddaw beyond.

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Janet and Poppy.

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On the way back down, hoar frost: If we go right we retrace our steps, if we go left we go off the ordnance survey map....we lived a little and went left!

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Path following Shoulthwaite Gill.

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A good view of Skiddaw.

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Mist in the fields.

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More frost..

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View down Thirlmere from the Dam.

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Great How, great reflections!

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Raven Crag taken from the Dam.

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Raven Crag taken from Great How. We had a bit of difficulty finding the summit, it is so densely wooded that we missed the path and ended up playing sardines with hundreds of trees, most of which had fallen over! Twenty minutes of extreme gymnastics later we made it!

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A least there was a seat at the summit!

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Looking down Thirlmere.

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Helvellyn.

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Skiddaw.

Got back to the car before it got dark, started to rain on the way home. The gales are back tomorrow. Glad we took the advantage of the good weather! Pity all you poor people stuck at work!
Jo
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