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High Tove

High Tove



Grid Reference: NY 28922 16512
Height: 515 metres/1690 feet

"It is hard to imagine that anybody feels any affection at all for High Tove, apart perhaps from the sheep whose natural heaf it is."
A Wainwright

The gentle heathery summit of High Tove above Watendlath has for centuries been a well trodden route, for many years it was used as the route between Watendlath and Wythburn, until Armboth was flooded for the Thirlmere Resevoir, an unusual route as passes between valleys usually take the lower route, but in this case it was preferred to keep to the higher dry ground.

 

  1. Looking down on Thirmlere from Raven Crag

    Above Armboth: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A short steep climb at first but no exposure, great views of the surrounding fells and a good chance of seeing red deer

    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 590m / 2000ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Sunset over Walla Crag

    Grasmere to Keswick: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Gentle walking on good paths, boggy underfoot at times but great views all around

    Distance: 23km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 950m / 3000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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