THIRLMERE


After a prolonged freeze all the ghylls up the sides of the valley freeze up, you can have some brilliant days out "Ice Ghyll Scrambling," ice forms all the way down to the road and you can link up several routes in an outing.

Routes

7 winter routes (II/III...VI)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Birkside Gill
NY 326125 250m W Facing. Approach: Park at Dunmail Raise and contour into the gill. Descent:...
1
Winter
Evening sun
Uphill

15 mins

Fisherplace Gill
NY 321183 300m W Facing
1
Winter
Evening sun
Uphill

15 mins

Beckthorns Gill
NY 321210 300m W Facing
1
Winter
Evening sun
Uphill

10 mins

Launchy Gill
NY 330158 250m E Facing Approach: Gain the gill as soon as possible after leaving the road.
1
Winter
Early morning sun
Roadside

5 mins

Mill Gill
NY 324198 300m W Facing Approach: Park at Legburthwaite and go up as if heading to Castle rock....
1
Winter
Evening sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sandbed Gill
NY 320218 180m W Facing A Classic icy Gill Scramble. A number of steep little steps keep the...
2
Winter
No sun
Level

5 mins

Shoulthwaite Gill
GR.297196 300m V/4 The icefall which can be seen from the road gives an exiting pitch. It seems...
1
Winter
Morning sun
Level

15 mins

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