Height: 335 metres / 1100 feet Grid reference: NY 31373 18793
Start point: Car Park at the western side of Thirlmere Dam (NY 307 189)
Great How (539) from Thirlmere Dam
Distance: 2.2 miles Total Ascent: 250 metres Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: Sunny. 17ºC.
The weather had almost completely turned before lunchtime for my fourth and final walk to Great How at the northern end of Thirlmere and the views were a bit washed out by the cloud cover. I wasn’t really expecting much of a view anyway as the fell is completely covered in trees but I was pleasantly surprised as it turned out. I must admit to there being a fifth walk on the cards to Brown Crag on the opposite side of the A591 from Great How but when I saw how steep it looked from there I decided to give it a miss today!