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Name:Castle How [Raw Pike]
Hill number:3754
Height:500m / 1640ft
Parent (Ma):2396  High Raise [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)
Class:Birkett, Synge, Subdodd
(B,Sy,s5)
Grid ref:NY 30774 07598
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:23m
Col:477m  NY305077  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL6N OL7N
Observations:Great Castle How (summit c250m N) is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 320 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
WAITED FOR WEATHER TO CLEAR AND CAUGHT BUS FROM CAMPSITE DOWN LANGDALE TO ROBINSON'S PLACE. TRIED TO FOLLOW BIRKETT'S ROUTE OVER LANG HOW, SWINESCAR PIKE AND CASTLE HOW BUT GOT LOST ONCE OR TWICE. DRY AND TURNED SUNNY AT STICKLE TARN FOR DESCENT TO NEW D. G. HOTEL. GLAD OF GPS IN SPITE OF CLEAR WEATHER.BURGESS11/07/2019
With Alfie.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
Climbed up after placing controls at Lakes 5 DaysJK28/07/2018
Easy grassy paths from Elterwaterbardolph26/07/2018
From Blea RiggMrChris198003/06/2018
Ascent from Grasmere along Langdale Edge with ascent of Tarn Crag via Codale Tarn. Total distance = 10.85 miles with 866m of ascent in 6hrs 20 mins (Moving Time = 5hrs 13 mins) with average speed of 1.7m/h (2.1m/h Moving Average)pwhitaker_196617/05/2018
Run to Great Caste How.Lykewake4215/04/2018
KeithByTheC26/11/2017
Cracking round in Sunny november from Grasmere Lang howe then all along the tops to High Raise back by Easdale.Cracking sunny day and NO wind.jocks108/11/2017
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
From Blea Rigg to Silver How.Statto23/08/2017
Done with Richard T & Stuart W on a circular walk from New Dungeon Ghyll taking in Sliver How, Swinescar, Little Castle How, Great Castle How & Bela Cragfalunty12/07/2017
Part of a circuit around the Langdale Pikeshillexplorer09/06/2017
With Sue on a lovely afternoon - clockwise circuit from Grasmere.Phreerunner04/06/2017
On way to Blea Rigg .Haygalzer02/05/2017
As part of GL3D 2017Jim T29/04/2017
From Little Castle How, on to Great Castle How.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
Langdale 2016 walk with Mum, Dad and BellaMattD201010/12/2016
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 following birkett routecolinfielding02/08/2016
Silver How to Blea Rigg ridge with Colin. Rain and cloud was the only view.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
9th of the day with GB.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
With Jackie on a glorious sunny dayclimbingkershaw06/06/2016
On Wainwright's Way walk.Nick Caunt18/05/2016
Grasmere to LangdaleRonald07/03/2016
From YHA Grasmere on a round or Wainwrights, Birketts and Synges circumnavigating Easdale Tarn. This the fifth 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
Grasmere circuitAjm031013/08/2015
From Elterwater - Silver How, Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Castle How, Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man North/ Codale Head, Sergeant Man, High Raise & Low White Stones. Down to Wythburn.petebagger01/07/2015
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 N.T.car 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
With HilaryAimless Rambler15/05/2015
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
Walked with Mary Paul and Nicola. Walked from Grasmere. Tarn Crag, Codale Head, Sergeant Man, Blea Rig, Castle How, Swinescar Pike, Lang How and Silver How. Conditions:- Cold Dry with plenty of snow on the tops. Time:- 8 hours Aprox Distance :- 11 Miles Great walk.rwinrow24/01/2015