Raven Crag (Thirlmere)
The Central Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Tony Halliday walked up on March 26th, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at castlerig farm camp site where we stayed did this wainwright as part of a 13 mile loop starting with Wella crag to bleaberry fell high seat high tove armbroth fell & raven crag [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was warm dry sunny & clear 17 degrees - Nice circular roughly 13 miles great views over Keswick & surrounding fells ended with raven crag tough steep climb from thirlmere but great t views
David Hughes climbed on November 9th, 2021 [from/via/route] Thirlmere walk with DG [with] DG [weather] raining with wet conditions
Michael Nolan bagged on October 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Swan hotel Grasmere [with] Morag the lurcher [weather] Misty but dry
Richard Marchant hiked on September 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Route taken as per map C318, I Started from Armboth car park & then walked through Fishercrag Plantation up on to Armboth Fell then traversed across to High Tove followed by High Seat where I had a spot of lunch then proceeded on to Bleaberry after which I back tracked & made my back down south of Iron Crag & picked up a forest track which led me to a path coming off to ascend Raven Crag. Last one for the day so it was back down the path to the road on the West side of Thirlmere & that was followed back to the car park. [with] Just myself [weather] Dry & fine weather. - Another simply awesome morning out in the Lakes
Paul Macey summited on August 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] C318 [weather] Sunny intervals
Clare Tait conquered on July 27th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Armboth car park taking in High Tove, High Seat, Bleaberry Fell & Raven Crag [with] Charlie [weather] Warm, overcast. Some gaps in the cloud. - No 65- 69 Wainwrights & will log all together. As the weather had remained warm there was no issue with bog! Just soft walking. A new path of huge stone blocks solved the issue around High Seat where the bog had obviously been boggiest. A good walk & five Wainwrights bagged.
Nick Dobson scaled on June 19th, 2021 [from/via/route] Armboth car park Thirlmere [with] Margaret. Ralph & Kate [weather] Another hot sunny day with excellent visibility - With Kate here today we decided to do the smallest of the 36 remaining Wainwrights as this was just her 9th completed. They include the Old Man of Coniston & Helvellyn of which she has down twice via both Striding Edge & Swirrell Edge. We have just 35 to go now.
Tim Winn walked up on May 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Jane, Barry and Louise [weather] Good
Claire Kirk climbed on May 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Armboth Car Park [with] Self [weather] Cold, wintry showers
Neil Heywood bagged on April 29th, 2021 [with] logan Heywood Ellis Heywood [weather] Mixed
Wayne Baxter hiked on April 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] From the Armboth car park follow a good path up Cockrigg crags to the end of the woods on your left, follow a path that's turns left to Armboth Fell. Follow the path to High Tove, a narrow path will lead you away from to your right from High Tove. Follow this path difficult to see for a while but head to Low Bank & a gate. Turn right on a good track, head to castle crag fort & turn right up to Raven Crag. Return to Castle cragg & turn right leading to the road. Follow road to car park. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny
Christine Shepherd summited on October 4th, 2009 [from/via/route] Used walk c318 from Armboth [with] On my own [weather] Cloudy but some good views - This was the last peak of a great day's walking so I sat around for a while enjoying the wonderful view over Thirlmere. Repeated walk 318 on 21.04.2021 adding Walla Crag. Unfortunately, I broke my arm crossing the stream before climbing this fell but still enjoyed the views.
Richard Fulcher conquered on April 19th, 2021 [from/via/route] Circular walk from car parked on A591. Armboth up to High Tove (I walked across to Armboth Fell & back to High Tove), over the boggy terrain to High Seat. Complicated & difficult walk across woods & up to Raven Crag via a huge ravine, a high ladder stile & along a track. Back down to Thirlmere & back to the car. [with] Jen (except Armboth Fell) [weather] Beautiful sunny day with very little wind ... a slight chill at times. - The whole walk was 7.8 miles for Jen & 9.2 for me.
Claire Murray scaled on November 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Thirlmere: Raven Crag, High Seat, Bleaberry Fell, High Tove & Armboth Fell [with] Vitor [weather] Bright but boggy. Knee deep in bog with no clear path. - So boggy! No path
Simon Myerscough walked up on December 9th, 2019 [from/via/route] C318 from Thirlmere [with] no-one else [weather] Lovely day, bright, cold & dry breezy at top
Nick Christian climbed on September 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] High Seat [with] Karen Brown [weather] Good Sunny
Tony Kenny bagged on August 9th, 2011 [with] Kitty
Adrian Howard hiked on July 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] From car park at Armboth, also visiting Castle Crag Fort.
Andrew Douthwaite summited on June 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] c318 [with] Hannah [weather] Cloudy with some sun - "Might be boggy" - it is when you get a bit lost...and keep well to the right of Castle Crag to a void a scramble down.
Richard Marshall conquered on January 19th, 2020 [from/via/route] C318 [with] Bo [weather] Sunny light cloud & very cold
Christina Lander scaled on October 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Armboth - Armboth Fell - High Tove - High Seat - Bleaberry Fell - Raven Crag - Armboth [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Cold, but mostly dry, & plenty of sunshine
Andrew Johnson walked up on September 30th, 2019 [from/via/route] Amboth to Castlerigg [weather] Sunny weather
Bill Salisbury climbed on August 29th, 2016 [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy
John Tippins bagged on May 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walk c318 from Armboth car park, go4awalk.com. [with] Afia, Zahra and Farah. [weather] Overcast, low cloud, chilly, strong winds on top, some rain.
Dave Eyes hiked on April 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Armboth Carpark on the side of Thirlmere . walked up Fisher Gill path to Armboth crag then continued to visit High Tove cairn. We returned back across the bogland & headed north to skirt the forrest & eventually visit the top of Raven Crag. we returned by the same route. [with] Christine Eyes, Jenny Eyes, Dave Kennedy [weather] Nice day - cloudy to start but mostly dry. Ended sunny. Good views from Raven Crag.
Craig Steeland summited on February 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] From layby on A591 [with] On my own [weather] Sunny, warm & dry
Simon Boddy conquered on September 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] Dalebottom [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny with a cool breeze.
Julian Parry scaled on February 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] C318 [with] Nuno Malo
Louis Smith walked up on December 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] unsure of date [weather] snow on top
Chris Sheard climbed on September 20th, 2017 [from/via/route] Down from High Seat & along in front of imposing Castle crag through slightly wet catchment up to a switch over onto other side of valley. Along forestry Track & up a number of steep steps. Fantastic view from top [with] George [weather] Started in light rain which reduced misty on top with to light blustery showers with broken sun - Very steep up & nice circuit - glad we took own view on weather
Tracey Cowell bagged on April 12th, 2017 [with] Andrew Foster
Anthony Scott hiked on March 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Armboth car park (free at the moment) [with] me [weather] 7 degrees, grey cloud at start but turned into a beautiful, blue sky day & 11 degrees. - Walk 318. Need wellies for this one! So boggy
Leon Harvey summited on June 19th, 2016 [with] Solo
Mark Davidson conquered on December 1st, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Good for December - bright & sunny
David Watson scaled on July 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] Layby on A591 [weather] Fine - Summit completely changed with recent boardwalks etc.
Clive Ward walked up on July 3rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Armboth - see entry [with] On my own
Roddy Mcdougall climbed on April 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Armbroth [weather] Dry, bright, sunny
David Noble bagged on September 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] Armboth [with] Kelly and Jack [weather] Raining & very boggy
Christine Knowles hiked on September 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Armboth car park via Armboth & High Tove [with] Graham [weather] Good - Views good.
Phillip Bulley summited on June 3rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [with] Judith and Toby [weather] Sunny but breezy.
Jon Mapp conquered on May 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] C418 [with] Suzzanné, Caroline and Robin [weather] Sunny - Glorious Day :-) - Fantastic views from the summit.
Iain Taylor scaled on December 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Smaithwaite NY 31604 19450
Victoria Bates walked up on February 27th, 2015 [from/via/route] C318 [with] Mark
Kevin Parnham climbed on December 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] From Armboth via Bleabery Fell [with] Jo [weather] Ok but increasingly wet & windy as day progressed - Wet & boggy walk.
Elaine Evans bagged on September 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Bleaberry Fell [with] Sue [weather] Warm & dry with sunny spells - Either we strayed from route or it was not as route stated. Quite a steep descent from Bleaberry Fell to stream the way we walked but did manage to find the ladder stile. Walk from Raven Crag back to car was on a little used path with overgrown bracken. Not suitable for those who like well defined paths.
Bella Wella hiked on September 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] From Thirlmere Dam [with] Rose and Paul
Harry Meijer summited on August 19th, 2014 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [with] Alone
Joanne Mcgawley conquered on June 28th, 2014 [with] Ruch [weather] Dry - 9.5 miles
Sandra Wallace scaled on February 27th, 2014 [with] Ian [weather] Snowed a little bit. - Very muddy
Lee Maddison walked up on February 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] c318 - From Armboth CP via Armboth Fell, High Tove, High Seat & Bleaberry Fell [with] Solo [weather] Cloudy with very strong wind on the tops - c318 was very boggy all the way round in February
Doug Martin climbed on July 19th, 2006 [from/via/route] Parked just off dam & straight up through woods. [with] Brampton Fellwalkers [weather] Clear blue skies - scorcher. - Remember this well - we climbed slowly due to high temps & once on Crag decision taken not to do walk as planned as too hot. We had a very lazy day lying in the grass longer than usual.
Tim Buckley bagged on August 24th, 2013 [from/via/route] Arrived at 3.50pm from Bleaberry Fell, no marked footpath, through a large deer fence. [with] Solo walk. [weather] Had been dull but was now improving. - My last Central Fell & 65th Wainwright, great views along Thirlmere & down to the damn. Forestry contractors had made a mess of the footpath's around here so way finding on the way down was not easy - went wrong & had to re-trace my steps.
Bill Rowlands hiked on May 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Car park, north end of Thirlmere. [with] Beth Rowlands and Jake the chocolate lab. [weather] Cloudy but stayed dry - Lots of logging work going on which has opened up the final approach to the summit. Went past the same area last year & it has completely changed.
Charlie Housley summited on February 28th, 2013 [from/via/route] Shoulthwaite Farm. [with] My faithful walking companion, Jo; my wife. [weather] Wonderful, clear blue sky & a hard frost. - This has to be one of the best views of any Wainwright that we have ever done.
Chris Bramley conquered on February 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Thirlmere dam [with] Jaqui, Blake and Jan [weather] Blue sky cold - New boots from Keswick
Darren Mortimer scaled on January 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Ashness bridge ( high seat ) [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Snowing
Andy Nicholls walked up on September 27th, 2011 [from/via/route] Armboth
Adrian Roberts, Alex Jones, Jenny Godfrey, Karen Lythgoe, Paul Riley, Wendy Sockett, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, David Kelley, Mr M A Blanchard, Louise Sandwith, Jonathan Tobin, Steven Waterhouse, David Shaw, Amanda Hinds, David Laws, Angela O'neill, Patricia Dilley, Peter Clark, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Sarah Lowe, Paul Booth, Gordon Lee, Jacqui Smith, Tracey Cordes, Linda Mckeogh, Mike Walker, Trevor Williams, Raymond Barnett, Paul Henderson, Paul Stevens, John Cuthbert, Rob Barklamb, Jeanette Coward, Ray O'hara, Linda Walker, John Southward and Stephen Millington have all walked, climbed & bagged Raven Crag (Thirlmere).
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