Guide to England's hills & mountains

Great How (Thirlmere)

Great How (Thirlmere) - Cumbria
© Michael Graham and licensed for reuse under this Licence

Great How (Thirlmere) is the 10463rd highest peak in the British Isles and the 1464th tallest in England


333.1 m (1093 ft)


140.8 m (462 ft)

Survey method

Abney level/Leica RX1250


Small cairn on rock


  • Hump
  • Tump (300-399m)
  • Submarilyn
  • Birkett
  • Synge

Hill / mountain range

Lake District E

Nearest town

Keswick, Cumbria

OS map sheets

OS25: 005S (The English Lakes)
OS50: 090 (Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside)

Notes & comments

Cairn 70m NNW at NY 31346 18779 is lower

New Submarilyn March 2015