Saturday, 1 July 2000

High Raise

High Raise - the most central of fells
Height: 762m (2,500ft)
Prominence: 283m (928ft)
Region: Central Fells
Summit feature: OS trig pillar and summit shelter
Classifications: Marilyn, Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 2
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Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake - 21/01/2017
Thunacar Knott, Sergeant Man, High Raise, Rossett Pike & Esk Pike - 07/09/2013
High Raise's summit trig pillar
What Wainwright said:

"High Raise, though not an impressive mountain itself, is the highest point of the Central Fells. It is infact regarded as the most central point in all of the Lake District and all the 3000ft mountains of England can be seen from its summit".

High Raise is the meeting point of several ridges; the northern ridge stretching to Ullscarf and High Seat, the eastern pointing into Easedale and the southern forming the impressive Langdale Pikes.

The summit of the broad, grassy dome (actually known as High White Stones thanks to the local geology) is topped by a windbreak and an Ordnance Survey pillar.

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