High Rigg & Raven Crag
Sunday, 22 January 2017
9.20 miles/14.8 km
1,847 ft/563 m ascent
3 hours 49 minutes
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.
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.
Back down the same path (there isn’t an obvious alternative and then to the car over the Thirlmere reservoir dam.