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Great How, a short ascent above Thirlmere
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Photo from the walk - Great How, a short ascent above Thirlmere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 1 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy

A short Lake District walk that offers some excellent views of Thrilmere. Great How is a thickly wooded hill and the trees reach above the summit cairn. However, only 50 yards down from the summit is a viewpoint with stunning views. The best times of all are near sunset or in the early morning as the sun rises over Helvellyn. 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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