Great How - Lake District Walk

Tuesday 28th March 2006

The weather forecast was for heavy rain and gale force winds on the tops so the day started with a trip round Ambleside and Bowness which resulted in the purchase of a new painting and a pub lunch. As we returned to our hotel the sky started to brighten up and the rain stopped, so the decision was made to take a short walk up to nearby Great How's summit. The views weren't great and the rain started to fall again as we reached the summit, but at least there were some views today and the return was under the shelter of trees.

Start: Car park at Thirlmere Dam (NY 3068 1894)

Route: Great How (Thirlmere) (74)

Distance: 3 miles     Ascent: 130 metres      Time Taken: 1 hr 40 mins

Weather: Heavy rain and low cloud.

Pub Visited: Kings Head Inn, Thirlspot    Ale Drunk: Jennings Sneck Lifter

Route Map >>



Looking across Thirlmere from the dam wall.

Great How

Today's summit Great How, from the road across Thirlmere reservoir.

Brown Crag

Brown Crag is visible to the right of this shot with Fisherplace Gill in full flow.

Great How summit

Great How's summit cairn.

Raven Crag

Raven Crag from Great How's summit.

Raven Crag

Raven Crag up close.

The Benn

From the summit of Great How The Benn is visible on the left of the valley.


<<Back to top>>

All pictures copyright © Peak Walker 2006-2023