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Raven Crag

Raven Crag

Grid Reference: NY 30346 18757
Height: 461 metres/1512 feet

"The vertical face of the crag, now recieving the attention of expert rock-climbers, is a truly formidable object, standing out starkly from a dense surround of plantations."
A Wainwright

Wonderful views over Thirlmere are the reward for anyone who makes the short steep climb to the summit of Raven Crag.

The ascent from near the Thirlmere Dam is steep and has very few views through the trees until the summit is reached, the summit is perhaps best used as a descent from the higher ridge over High Seat, although the descent from High Seat is often very wet underfoot.


  1. Looking down on Thirmlere from Raven Crag

    Above Armboth


    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 590m / 2000ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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