Raven Crag

Overview
Height: 1,520 Feet - 461 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 303 187
Area: Central
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: Three

One of the many dozens of Raven Crags, best known of all, and the subject of this chapter, is the mighty buttress of grey rock towering above the Thirlmere Dam. The vertical face of the crag, now receiving the attention of expert rock-climbers, is a truly formidable object, standing out starkly from the dense surround of plantations.


 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Raven Crag Thirlmere Dam.

Raven Crag seen from Thirlmere Dam

Raven Crag seen from Thirlmere Dam

The view over Thirlemre towards the Helvellyn range from Raven Crag summit.

 

There are 7 walks to choose from including Raven Crag

Raven Crag and a circuit of Thirlmere

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28th August 2017
ASCENT: 1,494 Feet - 455 Metres
MILES: 13.8
WAINWRIGHTS: Raven Crag
ROUTE: Legburthwaite - Bridge End Farm - Smaithwaite - Raven Crag - Armboth - Dobgill Bridge - Stockhow Bridge - Wythburn - A591 - Foresty Path to Swirls - Dalehead Hall - How Beck - Legburthwaite
 

Walla Crag to High Rigg via Bleaberry Fell

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11th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,540 Feet - 1,079 Metres
MILES: 11.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Raven Crag - High Rigg
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Dodd Crag - - Shoulthwaite Gill - Forestry Path - Raven Crag - Thirlmere Dam - A591 - High Rigg - Low Rigg - Naddle Bridge - Goosewell Farm - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 5 The Central Ridge

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3rd March 2016
ASCENT: 2,238 Feet - 683 Meters
MILES: 12.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - High Seat - High Tove - Armboth Fell - Raven Crag
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - High Seat - The Pewits - High Tove - Armboth Fell - Forestry Track - Raven Crag - Forestry Track to Shoulthwaite Farm - A591 - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Raven Crag & Castlerigg Stone Circle


7th September 2014
ASCENT: 2,215 Feet – 675 Metres
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 2,  Raven Crag – High Rigg
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle – Castle Lane – A591 – Nest Brow – Brackenrigg – Shoulthwaite – Shoulthwaite Gill – Castle Crag (fort) – Raven Crag – Thirlmere Dam – A591 – St Johns Beck – High Rigg – St Johns-in-the-Vale Church – Low Rigg – Tewit Tarn – Naddle Bridge – Goosewell Farm – Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Raven Crag from Castlerigg Stone Circle

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9th June 2013
ASCENT: 2,215 Feet, 675 Metres
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Raven Crag
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle – Castle Lane – A591 – Nest Brow – Brackenrigg – Shoulthwaite Gill – Castle Crag (fort) – Sippling Crag (The Benn) – Raven Crag – Thirlmere Dam – A591 – St Johns Beck – Sosgill – Rake How – St Johns-in-the Vale Church – Low Rigg – Tewit Tarn – Naddle Bridge – Goosewell Farm – Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Raven Crag & Armboth Fell

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13th October 2012
ASCENT: 1,800 Feet, 548 Metres
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS:

2, Armboth Fell & Raven Crag

ROUTE:

Armboth – Lake Path – Forest Track to Raven Crag – Sippling Crag (The Benn) – Raven Crag- Castle Crag (Fort) Forest Track – Armboth Fell – Fisher Gill – Armboth

 

Castle Rigg Stone Circle to Raven Crag

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15th October 2011
ASCENT: 2,200 Feet, 670 Meters
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Raven Crag & High Rigg
ROUTE: Castle Rigg Stone Circle Castle Rigg Lane A591 Bracken Rigg Raven Crag Thirlmere Dam High Rigg Low Rigg Tewit Tarn
 

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