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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

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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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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