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Raven Crag, the Benn & Shoulthwaite Gill near Thirlmere
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Photo from the walk - Raven Crag, the Benn & Shoulthwaite Gill near Thirlmere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Time - 3 hours 0 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This short Lake District walk includes the summits of the Benn and Raven Crag. The route offers some fine views across Thirlmere and to Helvellyn beyond. The walk finishes by following Shoulthwaite Gill back to the start alongside the lake. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Raven Crag. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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