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Thornthwaite Crag
784m (2573ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
52nd highest in England,
91st in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 44)

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62nd highest in England,
111th in England & Wales

Walk Thornthwaite Crag walking UK Mountains in The Far Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Thornthwaite Crag Summit

Photo: Paul Johnson

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Thornthwaite Crag Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Thornthwaite Crag

Christine Shepherd walked up on January 28th, 2007 [from/via/route] I climbed this from Hartsop using walk c128. [with] On my own [weather] Very cold and exceptionally windy - Climbed this again with Rebecca on 12.4.07 using walk c272 and on a cold bright day on 20.2.09 with my friend Jenny using walk c231 Climbed again with a group from Head 4 the Hills on 5.06.21

Jeremy Torrance climbed on September 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Duncan and Johann

John Bryers bagged on April 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Kentmere Church. Walked up Garburn pass to highest point, turning right on to Yoke. Following ridge path to top of Ill Bell. Continued steeply down ridge and up again to top of Froswick. Onwards along good path to Thornthwaite Crag. [with] With Freya Gray, Jazz and Mya. [weather] Forcast predicted 3 degrees on top. It was a lot colder than that with cutting icy winds on ridge, hail on High Street and Nan Biled Pass into Kentmere. When sun was out you could feel the warmth in it. Sunny and warm with a cool breeze on ridges

Ian Mackenzie hiked on April 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] Kentmere Horseshoe walk, parked at the church at 6am, most of the walk in glorious sunshine. [with] Me, myself and I [weather] Sunny - Not really fit enough but when in Rome....

Claire Murray summited on April 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, Thornthwaite Crag and Gray Crag [with] Vitor and Rita [weather] Lovely with a little snow - Lovely walk, was nice and dry, lovely views and spot for lunch. Free little car park at the end of the lane

Phil Higgins conquered on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Early morning run from Patterdale, Angle Tarn, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag, Stoneycove Pike to Kirkstone. [with] Running with Steve Brown [weather] Dry, bright sunshine. Started with a temperature inversion. Brilliant blue skies above the cloud. - Running. 15.53km. 2:17:38 moving time. Finished by 11.30am.

Andrew Douthwaite scaled on August 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] c231 [weather] Sunny spells - Good views, quite steep ups and downs

Tony Kenny walked up on August 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] From High Street [with] Kitty

Andy Buxton climbed on November 1st, 1990 [from/via/route] Garburn Pass from Kentmere. Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts [with] Solo [weather] Cold, clear autumn day - Very enjoyable circuit of Kentmere. Difficult to miss the cairn on this one!

Claire Kirk bagged on July 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge car park [with] Phil [weather] Dull at first, sunny later.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Thornthwaite Crag

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Lowther Brow

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Lowther Brow

Photo: Don Gorman (7)

*Baystones (Wansfell) in the foreground with Red Screes (left), Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Thornthwaite Crag and the Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge silhouetted on the skyline from Wansfell Pike

*Baystones (Wansfell) in the foreground with Red Screes (left), Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Thornthwaite Crag and the Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge silhouetted on the skyline from Wansfell Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (72)

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: William Ringwood (62)

Trout Beck, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick and Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

Trout Beck, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick and Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

Photo: Don Gorman (1)

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke (right) from Garburn Road near Troutbeck Park

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke (right) from Garburn Road near Troutbeck Park

Photo: Philip Butler (1)

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Photo: Ivor Bennett (8)

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and Thornthwaite Crag from Hartsop

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and Thornthwaite Crag from Hartsop

Photo: Wayne Hill (73)

Cloud trapped by a temperature inversion clawing at the eastern slopes of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick as seen from Thornthwaite Crag

Cloud trapped by a temperature inversion clawing at the eastern slopes of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick as seen from Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: Paul Johnson (16)

Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower

Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower

Photo: Andy Malcolm (74)

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: Ivor Bennett (10)


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