Raven Crag

Height: 461 metres / 1512 feet Grid reference: NY 30346 18757 Category: The Central Fells

The summit of Raven Crag

The summit of Raven Crag

Thirlmere from Raven Crag

Thirlmere from Raven Crag

The classic view of Thirlmere as described by Wainwight

The classic view of Thirlmere as described by Wainwight

Raven Crag

Start Point: Thirlmere (NY 307 190)

Raven Crag from Thirlmere

Distance: 1.2 miles Total Ascent: 255 metres Time Taken: 1 hour Start Time: 17:30

Weather: Warm with sunny spells, 18°C

On to the second walk of the day up Raven Crag and the sun was shining over Thirlmere when I got there to make conditions just about perfect.

High Tove

Start point: Armboth (NY 305 170)

Armboth – Fisher Crag Armboth Fell High Tove Raven Crag – Armboth

Distance: 5.9 miles     Total Ascent: 489 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny with cloud coming from the south west later. 16C.

This was another place I haven’t been to for a while, up to the much derided Armboth Fell and then along the central ridge before descending to Raven Crag. Armboth Fell is not a summit as such, being no more than a rock plinth on a hummock in a particularly boggy area. I must say on a day such as this though, the going was easy and the views all round were superb and it turned out to be a pleasant early summer walk.

 

High Seat

Start point: Armboth car park (NY 306 172)

Armboth – Armboth Fell (155) – High Tove (156) – High Seat (157) – Bleaberry Fell (158) – The Benn (159) – Castle Crag (Shoulthwaite) (160) – Raven Crag (161) – Armboth

Weather: Rain with hailstone showers and the odd sunny spell.

Today’s walk felt like it marked the end of summer, I am sad to report. It was a bitterly cold wind blowing on the tops with heavy hailstone showers. The central fells along the High Seat ridge are renowned for being boggy and today was no exception…