Great How

A short circular walk to the summit of Great How which stands isolated as far as other hills are concerned, beside the Thirlmere dam. Views are obscured for most of the walk by an assortment of trees, right until the summit when the wide vistas hoped for finally materialise as many of the trees have recently been felled. On the west side of the hill the path is along a quiet, narrow, undulating terrace with steep drops in places down to the water. In contrast the east side becomes noisy from the nearby main road and is mostly a forest road. There's nowt wrong with a bit of variety.

Parking is available at the United Utilities car park park at Legburthwaite.