High Rigg & Raven Crag

High Rigg & Raven Crag

Sunday, 22 January 2017
9.20 miles/14.8 km
1,847 ft/563 m ascent
3 hours 49 minutes

… more photos on Flickr


Misty dull day so we chose a low level walk at the Northern end of the Thirlmere valley.  Parked in the United Utilities car park and set off up the steep climb to Wren Crag (1,020ft/311m) and then the long march across the grass and bog ridge to High Rigg (1,171ft/357m).  We stopped to photograph the mere where you have to be agile to keep your feet dry.

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The Agile Marsh
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Wren Crag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A steep descent to the road by St John’s in the Vale church (very pretty) and then walked back towards Thirlmere and the foot of Raven Crag (1,512ft/461m).  There is a new wooden viewing platform and lots of steps near the summit of this pretty crag.

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Gillian at Raven Crag

Back down the same path (there isn’t an obvious alternative and then to the car over the Thirlmere reservoir dam.

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Thirlmere Dam
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Thirlmere

 

 

 

 

 

 


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