15th Apr 07 - Ravens Crag
Another glorious day. Went to the dam end of
Thirlmere and climbed to Castle and Raven Crags (about 1500ft) before descending
to the dam and a shore walk around Great How.
Fantastic walk. Indeed, were were in the forest for much of the walk which was really required on such a hot day.
About 6 miles
|The view of our target - Raven Crag - from the start of the walk at Smaithwaite. Looks a tough one!|
|The first summit is Castle Crag with its fort. To the left are the sheer cliffs of High Seat and you can just see Derwent Water in the haze.|
|A truly fantastic view of the dam at Thirlmere from the top of Raven Crag. It was a sheer drop!|
|Back down on the dam looking up at Raven Crag|
Valve House on the dam built c1890. Thirlmere is a remarkable construction
and supplies water to Manchester, some 100 miles away, without the need
for a single pump! If only the Victorians could sort out today's water
Should you want any more info on Thirlmere, there is a dedicated site! Click here.
|Lunch on the shore of Thirlmere below Great How|
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