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Name:Great Castle How
Hill number:7943
Height:499m / 1637ft
Parent (Ma):2396  High Raise [High White Stones]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Central Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Grid ref:NY 30793 07835
Summit feature:outcrop
Col:487m  NY307077  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
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Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 154 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Revisit with PeteDave Geere17/11/2019
With Alfie. Surprised this is only my second time up on this summit.Dangerous Dave23/03/2019
From New Dungeon Ghyll, Pike Howe, over to Stickle Tarn, Tarn Crag, Whitegill Crag, Blea Rigg, Great Castle How, Castle How Raw Pike, Little Castle How,Swinescar Pike and Lang How. A nice day keeping away from the half term crowds. And another chapter of Birketts Finished.nickywood123/02/2019
Went up from Grasmere and the path to Easeale Tarn, followed the path alongside the Tarn until a path branched off left at a cairn and took that to the summit of Blea Rigg. Followed path along the ridge and diverted to this top and Little Castle How. From there followed the path down past Blindtarn Moss back to GrasmereWayne Mac05/01/2019
Climbed up after placing controls at Lakes 5 DaysJK28/07/2018
From the YHALykewake4215/04/2018
With NB from Grasmere.Frank25/10/2017
Grassmere - Easdale Tarn - Blea Rigg - Silver How - Grassmere. Collected all tops along the way. Fine weather. With FRBheinn25/10/2017
Solosimon and co12/10/2017
On way to Blea Rigg .Haygalzer02/05/2017
From Raw Pike, on to Whitegill Crag.Wycombe Wanderer08/04/2017
01/04/2017 From Grasmere Silver How Blea Crag Pavey Ark Harrison Stickle Pike of Stickle ❤️ Loft Cragg Thunacar Knott Sergeant Man Tarn Crag 20.2 miles 41,372 steps 303 floorsTobo196901/04/2017
Birthday walk starting from Millbeck Farm. Smoky, Dave, Tony and I walked up to Blea Rigg via Whitegill Ravine then on to Silver How via Great Castle How, Raw Pike, Little Castle How, Swinescar Pike, and Lang How. Descended to Chapel Stile via Megs Gill path. Cold but dry, intermittent mist and low crowd all day.Skip22/01/2017
Popped up to Easedale Tarnwith Rick and Jen so Jen could do her bird watch thing, Brian came along and Brian, me and Rick went up to the ridge and played about with the tops at Castle How and back to Blea Rigg for fodder. Rick left us for home duties and me and Brian bumbled along to Sergeant Man, Codale Head and down through Tarn Crags. Down to Sour Milk Gill and back to Lankrigg where we had parked. Mist and mizzle all day but did pop out of it on Sergeant Man, wet day out but a great post birthday walk. 3 more Wainwrights and a few Birketts too.Mark T17/01/2017
With Mark T and Brian K. After tarn visit in BTO survey. Onward SE circuit around the fells.nordicstar17/01/2017
Hostel to hostel walking - Tarn How, grasmere to YHA Borrowdale. With GFEFionalevey21/09/2016
From YH. Tarn Crag, Belle's Knott, Whitegill Crag, Blean Rigg, Great Castle How, Castle How, Raw Pike, Swineshead Pike, Langley How, Silver How. Non stop raining. Did not see a thing. Soaked.ijpowell19/08/2016
with Andy 4th new hill of the day in poor weathercolinfielding02/08/2016
Silver How to Blea Rigg ridge with Colin.bevandy11402/08/2016
From Grasmere (NY 33597 07331) - Easedale Tarn - Sergeant Man - High Raise - Low White Stones - Codale Head - Blea Rigg - Great Castle How - Castle How [Raw Pike] - Little Castle How - Swinescar Pike - Lang How - Silver How.david23020131/07/2016
ACW Round of helm crag, gibson knott, steel fell, calf crag, tarn crag, belles knott, blea crag, castle how, great castle how, little castle how, swinescar pike, lang how, silver how, from cp in grasmere.robertphillips23/07/2016
8th of the day in an anticlockwise round.bolton07/06/2016
Included in a walk along the ridges W. of Grasmere. Red Bank Road Car Park in Grasmere (£7 for 10hrs) Permissive path through grounds of Lancrigg Hotel to Helm Crag Continued along ridges, finishing on Silver How, bagging a total of 7W, 3B & 3Sy. (PM)gerrybowes07/06/2016
On Wainwright's Way walk.Nick Caunt18/05/2016
From YHA Grasmere on a round or Wainwrights, Birketts and Synges circumnavigating Easdale Tarn. This the sixth of 11 hills.jonglew29/02/2016
On circular From Langdale to Sergeant Man, Codale Head, and back to Elterwater via Blea Rigg and Castle How tops with A,C, M &N.PeterD28/12/2015
Parked in Grasmere (paid for parking). Silver Howe - Lang How - Swinescar Pike - Little Castle How - Castle How - Great Castle How - Blea Rigg - Butherlyp Howe.Jacqdaw25/09/2015
Foot Tarn camp site- silver How- lang How- Swinescar Pike - little Castle How - raw Pike- gt Castle How- Blea Rigg - Whitegill Crag - New Dungeon Ghyll. Wainright round 2 plus a Few Syngesbenarbia_812/08/2015
With Andy. Blea Rigg and four Synges from GrasmereCrib Goch27/06/2015
Lovely evening walk in perfect conditions.pwithnall07/06/2015
Wonderful circular walk out of Grasmere Lost the trail up the 1st climb but after that it was a fantastic 9.5 mile walk capped off with a wonderful climb up to Sergaent Man Lee's best decent ever and long may it continueTobo196930/05/2015
Circular Evans' walk on grand sunny day from New Dungeon Ghyll park-Little Castle How-Castle How(Raw Pike)-Great Castle How.With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge23/05/2015
With Bridget and Oscar.catman23/05/2015
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie23/05/2015
From Grasmere. Easedale Tarn, Belle's Knott, Blea Rigg, Great Castle How, Castle How (Raw Pike), Little Castle How, Swinescar Pike, Lang How and Silver How. Fabulous day in glorious winter conditionsAlunRees3103/02/2015
From Grasmere. Easedale Tarn, Belle's Knott, Blea Rigg, Great Castle How, Castle How (Raw Pike), Little Castle How, Swinescar Pike, Lang How and Silver How. Fabulous day in glorious winter conditionsAlunrees3303/02/2015
Ascent from Elterwater snow on top, with Kate and 5 dogs walked for4.5hrssue delima31/01/2015
Grasmere-Silver How-Lang How-Swinescar Pike-Castle How-Blea Rigg-Easedale Tarn- Grasmere. On own.MorecambeMonkey19/01/2015
Chapel Stile, Silver How, Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Little Castle How, Castle How and Gt Castle How to New Dungeon Ghyll in a roaring Northerly that pelts spindrift in your face.Eddie18/01/2015
Silver How, Little Castle How, Great Castle How, Blea Rigg, Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Thorn Crag, Loft Crag, Pike of Stickle, Thunacar Knott, High Raise, Sergeant Mankeithouk12/10/2014
SR, PS, GFrank20/09/2014
Walked here from Lang How and Silver How. Totally miserable weather, raining sideways, 50-60mph winds - what a great day! Would definitely go back on a sunny day.Cap_Thunderbolt04/07/2014
Parked north of Grasmere. 2470, 2468, 7930, 3754, 7943, 7952. Fine walk.destaylor12/06/2014
From Little Castle How with Des and Alf. Rock plinth.mick12/06/2014
My 1000th TUMP. Ascended as part of a linear walk from Grasmere to Wythburn, returning by bus. A good way to take in a lot of tops.moorsman07/03/2014
Grasmere > Butharlyp Howe > Tarn Crag > Belles Knott > Blea Rigg > GREAT CATLE HOW large chunk of exposed rock no cairn > Castle How > Little Castle How > Swinescar Pike > Lang How > Silver How > GrasmereTony Hartry11/12/2013
ODG - Jack's Rake - Sergeant Man - all the tops to Silver How. Couldn't be bothered doing the Pikes after JR due to mist so dropped out of the cloud and did this charming ridge instead.Jake99415/11/2013
From Stickle Barn CP via Swinescar PikeAnduril16/08/2013
Done solo as part of Langdale horseshoe. I have done this ridge four times and could well have done this peak before. I tend to do them all when solo but when with others i will give them a miss if the others are not interested. The path here skirts most summits.Aimless Rambler16/07/2013