|Raven Crag is the
fell dominating the north-western end of Thirlmere.
|Quite a fearsome
prospect from this angle, but we're not going up that way! In
fact, the path is through a dense forest (though thankfully very few
evergreen firs), and these were the only two views of the fell which we
saw before the summit.
view from the top of Raven Crag, up Thirlmere. I'm not sure about
why those trees had died - everything else all around was bursting with
view from slightly lower down, without the dead trees.
the same point you can see the Thirlmere dam directly below us.
In the valley you can also see the edge of High Rigg emerging on the
left - our next stop.
cairn at the top of High Rigg, with Bassenthwaite Lake in the
distance. This is a fell we have climbed on many occasions,
and you can have a most pleasant walk sauntering along its top from
north to south and then back along St John's in the Vale to the
Diocesan Youth Centre - but not today, in murky weather (and I wanted
to watch the rugby on the telly, anyway...)
dogs, poised in expectation of a good 7-mile walk along the top of High
Rigg in the background. They were most put out when I turned back
Two things about this picture:
- you can see Raven Crag on the right
- you can also see both Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake from the same spot. Keen followers of this series will now tell me from where else you can see both lakes (check out the previous walks). Quickly now...