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The Bowder Stone

Keswick, England
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Ranked #17 of 30 attractions in Keswick
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

600 yards from the car park (£4.00 for 2 hours! Extortionate) up a gravel path, you come across a huge rock. The rock has a steep stair ladder to reach the top. Wonderful Borrowdale hills surround the boulder. It doesn't take long to reach, but is certainly worth visiting. Not the easiest spot to find - look out for the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A piece of classic Victorian Borrowdale tourism, set in lovely woodland, a short walk from the car park.

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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Something very interesting in the area on our way to Hoisted from Keswick. An interesting Side attraction of a Diamond Shaped Big Rock perched in a nice manner. After walking nearly 500 meter through the woods you view the rock with Stair case to climb. The children ( Why Even Adults) enjoy climbing on top of the boulder to have... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Really interesting place to visit - walkable for young children (who will probably climb up to the top of Bowderstone, too - arg!)

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Littlehampton
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Something quite unique in the area and worth the walk through woodland to get there. You can climb up to the top via a staircase - children find it great fun but can of course be slippery in wet weather. As others mention the normal expensive N.T. car park but they are difficult to avoid within the Park

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An interesting stop as we travelled near Keswick. Pleasant walk through the woods. It is maintained by the National Trust so the car park is free for members but charge made if not. Considering that a fair proportion of all the rural car parks and lakes parks in the Lake District are run by the National Trust it is probably... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A giant rock but not from round here. Work that one out? It`s got something to do with glaciers I think.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The walk to the rock is not difficult, and it is impressive in size. It was a bit out of the way to get to so I wouldn't suggest making it a destination, but it's worth a stop if you are in the area. It only takes about a half hour in total to see pretty much everything.

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ok some people are moaning about the car park fee. Well if you use National Trust car parks & venues a few times a year your family, couples or individuals membership will very soon pay for itself on car park fees alone. A quick one off visit results in a lovely short walk to the boulder, if you're lucky you... More

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Having heard about the Bowderstone from friends recently we decided to go and have a look. Very impressive lump of rock!! We parked at the Bowderstone car park and its only 600 m to the Bowderstone. Well worth a visit.

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