The Adventure Peaks Lake District Guided Walk of High Raise is a gentle classic. It is a delight from start to finish comprising waterfalls, great crags, wild tarns and also performs nobaly as a major panoramic station. High Raise’s central summit position, slightly biased to the south, give the walker the best wide angled view of the area there is, making you feel right in the heart of the Lake District.

The Adventure Peaks Guided Walk of High Raise begins in Grasmere, a small town that played such an important role in the life of William Wordsworth and his poetry. From here we make our way up Sour Milk Gill, past the wonderful waterfalls, until we reach Easedale Tarn. Next we pass below the impressive Blea Rigg and make our ascent to Sergent Man, crossing High Raise’s plateau to the summit and Low White Stones.

Guided Walk Overview

  • Height: 762m / 2,500ft
  • Distance: 14.3km / 8.9 Miles
  • Time: 5.5 Hours
  • Grade: Moderate

Equipment Needed

  • Walking Boots
  • Waterproof Jacket and trousers
  • Rucksack
  • Warm tops
  • Spare clothing
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans)
  • Packed lunch
  • Water bottle/Thermos Flask
  • Torch and whistle

A 15% discount is available on all equipment and clothing from the Adventure Peaks store. This is valid from the time of booking to the date of the walk.

Wainwrights Included

Sergeant Man, 734m – High Raise, 762m

Total ascent / descent


Where to Meet

The group will meet at 9.00am at the main car park in Grasmere (grid reference: NY 339 072 Postcode: LA22 9SJ). You should have your rucksack packed ready to depart including a full packed lunch.

Please note that no transport is included as part of the walk. For those without their own transportation it may be possible to share transport with the guide or other members of the walk. In this case we do ask that a contribution is made to the fuel costs of the driver.

The day will finish between 2.00-3.00pm.

If you are not there within 20 minutes of the departure time (9am) the group will begin their walk.

Previous Experience

You should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable walking for 6-7 hours per day with around 1,066m (3500ft) of ascent.

“Hereabouts the surround of mountainous country is complete, the western arc being occupied by a tumultuous skyline and the eastern horizon formed of lofty, smooth ranges; but, quite obviously, the viewpoint is dwarfed in panorama. Nevertheless, High Raise occupies a magnificent position geograpghically, many valleys radiating from the upper wide slopes.”
Alfred Wainwright

Books & Maps

Ordnance Survey OL 5 covers The Southern area of the Lake District and OL7 covers the Northern area at a scale of 1:25,000. The BMC produce a Lake District map at a scale of 1:40,000, which are waterproof and tear resistant, specially designed for walkers and climbers.

Age limit

The Minimum Age for our walks is 8 years of age, but this depends on a child’s experience and ability. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult unless previously agreed with Adventure Peaks, and as we are AALA registered, written permission must be provided by a parent/guardian, for each participant under 18.

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