Great How

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!

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