Date & Time: Monday 27th June 2006. 4.30 pm start.
Location of Start : The far end of Thirlmere Dam, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 307 189 )
Places visited : Raven Crag.
Walk details : 1.8 mls, 1000 ft of ascent , 1 hrs 30 mins.
Walked with : Ann and the dogs.
Weather : Overcast but dry with the occasional midge.
" More of a woodland walk than a fell walk " AW.
A shorter, late afternoon walk this time in order to climb up Raven Crag. It was not our intention to tackle the front, but to take the woodland paths steeply up the side through the woods.
The crag is an impressive reminder of the glacial nature of much of the Lake District. It has a sheer cliff overlooking the valley and as a result commands excellent views down the length of Thirlmere.
( not a white bird in the photo above, but a side effect of the fill in flash on a errant leaf.)
The walk, though short, was full of contrast as we walked through four different types of woodland ;
mature mixed woods with low undergrowth, recently cleared plantation with wild new undergrowth, tall mature trees with lush green grass, and finally mature plantation with no undergrowth at all !
Look how close to the edge we can get before you arrive.
Due to nesting Peregrines, the crags are out of bounds to rock climbers till June 30th.
A panorama of Skiddaw, Longscale and Blencathra
over the top of the wooded summit of Sippling Crag.
Still waters, a good reason to view the lake,
Oh, and our friend and very distant neighbour Mr Paterson just happened to be there walking his dog too.
A fine, short walk and good exercise for both the dogs and us.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a good head for heights.
Previous walk - 25th June 2006 Sheffield Pike and Hart Side with Jo and John
Previous time up here - August 2000 ( sorry no pictures on-line )