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Parking spaces, Thirlmere Dam

I think I'm correct in saying this is the preferred parking spot for peak baggers who are intent on a quick there and back walk up Raven Crag. And while this is indeed the closest parking spot to Raven Crag, there actually considerably more routes to be had from here. To name a few, you could undertake a complete circuit of Thirlmere, head north to St John's in the Vale and High Rigg or even have a short walk onto Great How.

In or around August 2011 a pay and display machine was installed in this car park.

However, , , , if you continue a short way down the road towards the A591 you can park for free in a lay-by. The free parking spot is indicated by the higher of the two red arrows.


If you're wondering what it looks like, , , ,

This is the small free car park found less than a minutes walk from the pay and display one.

 

This is the pay and display car park.

 

The number of walks to choose from is 16

7th September 2013
  Raining on Raven Crag 3.9 mile 1300 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Raven Crag - Castle Crag - forest track to Shoulthwaite Gill - Thirlmere Road - Thirlmere Dam
 

3rd February 2013
  Raven Crag 3.9 mile 1300 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Raven Crag - Castle Crag - forest track to Shoulthwaite Gill - Thirlmere Road - Thirlmere Dam
 

11th February 2012
  Not quite Raven Crag 3.5 mile 1100 ft
Near Thirlmere Dam - Castle Crag Fort - Shoulthwaite Gill - Shoulthwaite Moss - Road back to the car
 

27th November 2011
  You never know who you're going to see when you're out - Keswick to Threlkeld 9.4 mile 700 ft
Keswick - Keswick railway path - A66 - almost to Threlkeld - The Riddings - Wesco - Brundholme - Brundholme Wood - Keswick
 

14th August 2011
  A circuit of Thirlmere 10.5 mile 900 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Armboth - Hause Point - Dob Gill - Steele End - Wythburn Church - Woods above A591 - Swirls - Dalehead Hall - A591 - Bridge End Farm - Thirlmere Dam
 

7th August 2011
  Raven Crag 3.5 mile 1100 ft
Near Thirlmere Dam - Raven Crag - forest track to Shoulthwaite Gill - forest track to road at Smaithwaite - near Thirlmere Dam
 

23rd January 2011
  Raven Crag 3.9 mile 1300 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Raven Crag - Castle Crag - forest track to Shoulthwaite Gill - Thirlmere Road - Thirlmere Dam
 

17th April 2010
  High Tove, Blea Tarn and Armboth Fell 8.4 mile 1910 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Armboth - High Tove - Middle Crag - Shivery Knott - Blea Tarn - Bell Crags - Armboth Fell - Armboth - Thirlmere Dam
 

4th April 2010
  A circuit of Thirlmere 9.6 mile  
Thirlmere Dam - Armboth - Hause Point - Dob Gill - Steele End - Wythburn Church - Woods above A591 - Swirls - Shoreline path below Dalehead Hall - Thirlmere Dam
 

14th February 2010
  A short walk from Thirlmere Dam 4.1 mile 1100 ft
Thirlmere Dam Triangle - Woodland Path to Raven Crag - Forest Track to Shoulthwaite Gill - Forest Track to Thirlmere Road - Smaithwaite - Bridge end Farm - Thirlmere Dam
 

28th June 2009
  A circuit of Thirlmere 10.4 mile  
Thirlmere Dam - Armboth - Hause Point - Dobgill Bridge - Steel End - Wythburn Church - Forest track to Swirls - Fisherplace Gill - Stanah - Bridge End Farm - Thitlmere Dam
 

7th June 2009
  Great How from Thirlmere Dam 2.8 mile 1000 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Great How - east side of Great How - Bridge End Farm - Thirlmere Dam
 

15th June 2008
  A circuit of Thirlmere 9.6 mile  
Thirlmere Dam - Armboth - Hause Point - Dob Gill - Steele End - Wythburn Church - Woods above A591 - Swirls - Shoreline path below Dalehead Hall - Thirlmere Dam
 

17th May 2008
  Raining on Raven Crag 2 mile 1100 ft
Thirlmere - Raven Crag - Thirlmere (across the dam and back)
 

14th May 2006
  A short walk through the woods above Thirlmere to Raven Crag and an ancient hill fort. 2.8 mile 1437 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Raven Crag - Castle Crag (fort) - The Benn - Thirlmere Dam
 

10th April 2005
  A walk from Thirlmere Dam - Raven Crag and High Rigg. 7.9 mile 2185 ft
Thirlmere Dam - Raven Crag - Castle Crag fort - Shoulthwaite Farm - High Rigg - St John's in the Vale Church - A591 - Thirlmere Dam
 

 



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