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The Bowder Stone

Keswick, England
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Ranked #15 of 27 attractions in Keswick
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
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English first
Hexham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We parked up on a Sunday afternoon after a weekend in the Lakes, and had a short stroll up to the Stone. From some angles it does look very odd, implanted into the ground as it is. The car parking is quite pricey, but that's not uncommon in the Lakes.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The walk to the Bowder Stone is long enough to make our 2 and 4 year old feel like it's an adventure, and then there's plenty of boulders to scramble up bfore picnic lunch. Make sure to bring plenty of coins for the parking (they don't take cards or notes, which is naughty), and be dressed for the outdoors -... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is well worth the walk to see this massive rockery stone, you would need a big garden to put it in. The whole area is stunning with only one problem ,the car park. A waste piece of land that you pay more to park your car than you do at a car park that is monitored

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

it is a very nice sort walk with great views of the surrounding area form the top of Bowder Stone there are stairs to the top of the stone.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

On our way back from a great walk came across this amazing rock. Our boys enjoyed climbing up by steps and watching a climber try upside down hanging on (don't know official term)!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The NT car park is located 600m from the bowder stone, in the heat of Borrowdale. The walk was pleasant enough, though the rain continued, as we were equipped for it. The water gushed in a white torrent down Castle Crag, a distance away. The pathway ran with water but the views were attractive. We reached, and conquered the Bowderstone,... More

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Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We drove to this location and would have liked to have parked up to visit the Bowder Stone. The adjacent car park fee was minimum £3.70 so we decided not to bother. Its about time that the Lakes in this area considered doing some form of 'period' parking ticket for these attractions so you can enjoy them without feeling that... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Bowder Stone seems to have slipped through the net of Health and Safety concerns! Not sure if the wheel chair on the sign means you can get there or cannot but I certainly think it would be well nigh impossible to push a wheelchair to the Stone unless you were the World's strongest man! We are retired but my... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This hidden wonder is in Borrowdale in the Lake District.National trust own the car park but if you are a member it is free.The walk to the stone is about 600m and is an easy walk.This huge stone has a ladder up to the top and you can sit on the edge of the stone once you have climbed up... More

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