High up on the Northern slopes of the lower part of Ashwick Grove is Raven’s Rock. As it is set back, above the track, it is much less known than Clare’s Rock further up the valley. I climbed up to take photos and discovered the whole mossy slope below, it is actually a scree slope of large rocks all hidden by Ferns and Mosses. It’s a hard climb, but the views at the top were worth it.
Raven’s Rock viewed from Ashwick Grove end, with Hartstongue Ferns in the foreground
Folded rock planes of Raven’s Rock
Detail close up of Raven’s Rock, mirroring the shape of the trees
Some say, from some angles, Raven’s Rock looks like a Lion
Below Raven’s Rock is a scree slop of larger rocks all covered in dense moss and ferns
More details of climbs on the Crags of Ashwick Grove can be found on this link. However note on this site they incorrectly name Clare’s Rock as Raven’s Rock