Mar 13 04

The scramble up the west ridge of Raven Crag, leading up on to Holme Fell, is a lovely easy way to gain height. Perfect to blow the cobwebs out of our heads following last night’s party This scramble is often subject to a voluntary ban due to peregrine nesting restrictions from the the 1st March, however, this year the route of the scramble is OK to access.

We’ve done the scramble before but have never gotten around to collecting the letterbox hidden on the summit. Today was the day, a perfect early spring day: cold, but not freezing; dry, but we were too weary to climb; refreshing and just right to enjoy some lovely Lakeland rambling; and with friends along to introduce to the childish fun of letterbox hunting.

Paul, Laetitia, and Astrid on Holme Fell

Paul, Laetitia, and Astrid on Holme Fell

Astrid tackling one of the steps on the scramble ascent of Holme Fell

Astrid tackling one of the steps on the scramble ascent of Holme Fell

Paul finds the Holme Fell letterbox

Paul finds the Holme Fell letterbox


We’ve seen them before, in Lundy Letterboxes, but as a first for us in a Lakeland Letterbox we found a postcard left by the last team to locate the letterbox. This was back in June 2010 – so it’s nearly three years between finds. We’ve dated, stamped, and posted the postcard back to it’s owners as requested. Hopefully they’ll receive it soon and maybe end up visiting this post?

Highland Cow ... "moo" !

Highland Cow … “moo” !

Series - Lakeland Letterboxes

  1. Lakeland Letterboxes
  2. Letterboxing and Flammkuchen
  3. Navigation Practice
  4. Three More Sunny Days
  5. Grizedale Letterboxing
  6. Wansfell Letterbox
  7. More Grizedale Letterboxes
  8. Helvellyn Letterboxes
  9. Martindale Letterboxes
  10. Coniston Coppermines Letterboxes
  11. Walna Scar Road
  12. Summer Evenings
  13. Letterboxes, Birthdays, Climbing Wall & eBay star
  14. Charmer’s Grave
  15. Lingmoor Tarn
  16. Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing
  17. Barrow Door Letterboxing
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