Saturday, 1 July 2000

Raven Crag

The massive face of Raven Crag
Height: 461m (1,512ft)
Prominence: 44m (144ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small cairn on rock
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
High Rigg, Raven Crag & Castle Crag - 06/09/2014
The small summit cairn
What Wainwright said:

"Of the many dozens of Raven Crags in Lakeland, best known of all if the mighty buttress of grey rock towering above the Thirlmere dam. The vertical face of the crag is truly a formidable object, standing out starkly from a dense surround of plantations."

Raven Crag is the high point on a 2 mile long spur running up the western shore of Thirlmere, branching off from the main ridge of the central fells just east of High Tove.

The ridge has been extensively planted with conifers as part of the Thirlmere Forest, the face of Raven Crag appearing as a lone oasis of naked rock amid the trees.

The highest point is an outcrop of rock with a small cairn, partially screened by conifers. The view from the summit is limited by the trees, but the eastward panorama opens up from the brink of the crag itself and there is an aerial view of the Thirlmere dam.

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