Thornthwaite Crag

Overview
Height: 2,569 Feet - 784 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 431 100
Area: Far Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: Two

Occupying a commanding position overlooking four valleys, Thornthwaite Crag is one of the better-known fells east of Kirkstone, owing not a little of its fame to its tall pillar of stones, a landmark for miles around.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Thornthwaite Crag and Stonycove Pike from the descent of Froswick.


Thornthwaite Crag summit beacon.

Thornthwaite Crag summit beacon

 

There are 15 walks to choose from including Thornthwaite Crag

High Street via The Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck Bridge

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5th August 2017
ASCENT: 3,817 Feet - 1,164 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Mardale III Bell - High Street
ROUTE: Troutbeck Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Top of Hall Cove - Mardale III Bell - High Street - Thornthwaite Crag - Scotts Rake - Hag Gill - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - A591 - Troutbeck - Jesus Church - Troutbeck Bridge
 

Caudale Moor to Brock Crags via High Street

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1st July 2017
ASCENT: 4,374 Feet - 1,334 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 10, Caudale Moor (Stoney Cove Pike) - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - Angletarn Pikes - Brock Crags
ROUTE: Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Sykeside - Kirkstone Pass - Caudale Beck - Caudale Quarry - Caudale Moor (Stoney Cove Pike) - Threshthwaite Mouth - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - Satura Crag - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Cat Crag - Brock Crags - Hartsop - Cow Bridge
 

The High Street Fells from Mardale Head

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27th December 2016
ASCENT: 3,105 Feet - 947 Metres
MILES: 11
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, High Street - Mardale III Bell - Thornthwaite Crag - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate Tarn - Long Stile - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Top of Hall Cove - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Kidsty Howes - Riggindale Beck - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

The Kentmere Valley and the Ill Bell Ridge from Kentmere Church

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5th November 2016
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet - 1,006 Meters
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Mardale III Bell - Thornthwaite Crag - Froswick - III Bell - Yoke
ROUTE: Kentmere Church - Hartrigg - Kentmere Reservoir - Nan Bield Pass - Mardale III Bell - Thornthwaite Crag - Froswick - III Bell - Yoke - Garburn Pass - The Nook - Kentmere Church
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 10 A Troutbeck Circuit

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16th April 2016
ASCENT: 4,406 Feet - 1,344 Meters
MILES: 15
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Sour Howes - Sallows - Yoke - III Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag - Troutbeck Tongue - Wansfell
ROUTE: Troutbeck Bridge - Garburn Pass - Sour Howes - Sallows - Yoke - III Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag - Thornthwaite Crag - Scotts Rake - Troutbeck Tounge - Trout Beck - Kirkstone Pass - Iddle Hill - Baystones - Wansfell Pike - Nanny Lane - Troutbeck - Troutbeck Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 10 - Around Pasture Beck

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7th May 2015
ASCENT: 3,010 Feet - 918 Metres
MILES: 7.2
SUMMITS OVER 2,000Ft: Hartsop Dodd - Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag South Top - Gray Crag North Top - Gray Crag North West Top
ROUTE: Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Mark Atkinson Monument - Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) Threshthwaite Mouth - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag South Top - Gray Crag North Top - Gray Crag North West Top - Hartsop Gill - Hartsop
 

Angletarn Pikes to Gray Crag from Hartsop

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31st January 2015
ASCENT: 2,800 Feet – 853 Meters
MILES: 10.4
WAINWRIGHTS:  2,800 Feet – 853 Meters
ROUTE: Hartsop – Dubhow – Boredale Hause – Angletarn Pikes – Angle Tarn – Satura Crag – The Knott – Straights of Riggingdale – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag – Gray Crag – Hartsop
 

Hayeswater & Gray Crag from Hartsop


10th May 2014
ASCENT: 2,093 Feet, 638 Meters
MILES: 6.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Thornthwaite Crag – Gray Crag
ROUTE: Hartsop – Wath Bridge – Hayeswater – Hayeswater Gill – Thornthwaite Crag – Gray Crag – Hartsop
 

The Hayeswater Fells from Hartsop

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10th November 2013
ASCENT: 2,600ft, 793 Meters
MILES: 7.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, The Knott – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag – Gray Crag
ROUTE: Hartsop – Hayeswater – The Knott – Straights of Riggindale – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag – Gray Crag – Hayeswater – Filter House – Hartsop
 

Nan Bield Pass & the Ill Bell Ridge

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7th April 2013
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet 1,006 Metres
MILES: 11.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 5 Mardale Ill Bell – Thornthwaite Crag – Froswick – Ill Bell – Yoke
ROUTE: Kentmere – Overend – Nan Bield Pass – Mardale lll Bell – Thornthwaite Crag – Froswick – lll Bell – Yoke – Garburn Pass – Kentmere
 

One year on…

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27th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,713 Feet, 1,132 Metres
MILES: 12.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Place Fell – Angletarn Pikes – The Knott – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag
ROUTE: Hartsop – Dubhow – Beckstones – Crookabeck – Rooking – Side Farm – Place Fell – Round How – Steel Edge – Boredale Hause – Angletarn Pikes – Angle Tarn – Satura Crag – The Knott – Straights Of Riggindale – High Street  – Thornthwaite Crag – Thresthwaite Mouth – Pasture Bottom – Pasture Beck -  Hartsop
 

The High Street Roman Road - 'Brocavvm to Galava'

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30th June 2012
ASCENT: 4’000 Feet, 1,219 Metres
MILES: 5, Wether Hill, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, High Street & Thornthwaite Crag
WAINWRIGHTS: 25.1
ROUTE: Brougham Castle – BROCAVVM ROMAN FORT (Penrith) – Brougham Hall – Eamont Bridge – Yanwath – Tirril – Celleron -Winder Hall Farm – Moor Divock – Lambert Lad – Loadpot Hill – Wether Hill – Red Crag (High Street) – Raven Howe – High Raise (Martindale) – Rampsgill Head – Two Penny Crag -Straits of Riggindale – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag – Thornthwaite Beacon – Park Fell – Hagg Gill – Troutbeck Park – Ing Lane – Troutbeck – Truss Lane – A592 – Robin Lane – Jenkin Crag – High Skelghyll – Skelghyll Wood – A591 – A5075 – GALAVA ROMAN FORT (Ambleside)
 

Thornthwaite Crag via the Ill Bell Ridge

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10th December 2011
ASCENT: 3,780 Feet, 1,152 Meters
MILES: 11.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Sour Howes, Sallows, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Troutbeck Tongue
ROUTE: Troutbeck Church – Garburn Road – Sour Howes – Garburn Nook – Garburn Pass – Yoke – Ill Bell – Froswick – Thresthwaite Mouth – Troutbeck Tongue – Ings Lane – Truss Lane – Troutbeck Church
 

The kentmere Horseshoe

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6th March 2011
ASCENT: 4,040
MILES: 13.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 10, Sallows, Yoke, III Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Mardale III Bell, Harter Fell (Mardale), Kentmere Pike & Shipman Knotts
ROUTE:  
 

Hartsop Dodd & Gray Crag

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24th April 2010
ASCENT: 3,012 Ft,  918 Mtrs
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4  Hartsop Dodd, Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) Thornthwaite Crag & Gray Crag
ROUTE:  
 

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