Saturday, 1 July 2000

High Raise (High Street)

A snow covered High Raise
Height: 802m (2,631ft)
Prominence: 88m (289ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Large cairn and windshelter
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The East Martindale Fells - 05/04/2014
A large shelter shares the summit with a rocky cairn
What Wainwright said:

"Second in altitude among the fells east of Kirkstone and Ullswater, High Raise is overtopped only by High Street itself. Topographically, it cannot be said to occupy and important position, for it commands no valleys and is not a meeting place of ridges; yet, nevertheless, its summit cone rises distinctly from the watershed of the main range, and it is the last fell with the characteristics of a mountain".

High Raise stands to the west of Haweswater Reservoir in the Far Eastern Fells. It lies on the main north-south spine of the Far Eastern Fells between Wether Hill and Rampsgill Head.

The summit of High Raise is stony, particularly in comparison to its neighbours, and a large cairn has been raised up a few yards east of the Roman road.

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