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High Raise

High Raise



Grid Reference: NY 28074 09536
Height: 762 metres/2500 feet

"Hereabouts the surround of mountainous country is complete, the western arc being occupied by a tumultuous skyline and the eastern horizon formed of lofty smooth ranges."
A Wainwright

High Raise, the highest of the central fells is one of the best viewpoint of the Lakeland Fells, with stunning views over the western ranges and east over Helvellyn and the surrounding fells.

The gentle grassy summit can be reached from all directions, Langdale and Borrowdale both give good approaches but the Grasmere side of the mountain gives the more popular routes, including the route over Blea Rigg and Sergeant Man.

 

  1. On the summit of High Raise

    High Raise from Grasmere: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 860m / 2800ft
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long day with plenty of ascent, often not on well defined paths but with wonderful scenery throughout

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  2. The summit of High Raise

    High Raise from Borrowdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 15km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1280m / 4200ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long day with plenty of ascent, often not on well defined paths but with wonderful scenery throughout

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  3. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

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  4. High Raise in sunshine

    The Cross Lakeland Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 50km / 31 miles
    Ascent: 2300m / 7500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long walk, crossing the Lake District from East to West, from Wasdale Head to Wasdale Head

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