Height: 461 metres / 1512 feet Grid reference: NY 30346 18757 Category: The Central Fells
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.
Start point: Armboth (NY 305 170)
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.
Start point: Armboth car park (NY 306 172)
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…