High Raise - High White Stones

High Raise - High White Stones Summit Trig Point
High Raise - High White Stones Summit Trig Point

A Few Facts About High Raise - High White Stones

Location -
High Raise with a height of 762 metres (2,500 feet) is the highest point in the central fells of Lakeland. High Raise is in fact commonly regarded as the most central mountain in the district and this position gives a fine viewpoint to admire the surrounding mountains and beyond. All of England's 3,000 foot (914 metre) mountains (Skiddaw, Helvellyn and the Scafells) can be well seen from the summit while the more distant views include the Three Peaks in the Yorkshire Dales (60 km) and Morecambe Bay (40 km).

Many Ridges -
The fell is the meeting point of many ridges. The main watershed of the Central Fells can be thought of as a 'L' shape with High Raise the highest point standing at the corner. The northern ridge continues over Ullscarf and High Seat towards the low fells above Keswick. South eastward the spine continues over Blea Rigg and Silver How terminating at Loughrigg Fell above Grasmere and Rydal Water.

Summit -
The summit itself which is also known as High White Stones due to a smattering of grey boulders in the vicinity of the highest point has an Ordnance Survey column and a large cairn which also doubles as a wind shelter. A ruined fence also crosses the summit plateau.
Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, Central Fell, English Nuttall, Fellranger, Hewitt, HuMP, Marilyn, Nuttall, Sim, Synge, Trail 100, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details