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The Bowder Stone

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Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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A sight worth seeing!

This huge rock, which has been a tourist attraction for a couple of hundred years, is well worth seeing - climb up via the wooden ladder and see how the top of the rock has been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Coulsdon, Surrey
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

In the Lake District landscape which has such majesty and geographically superior interest The Bowder Stone feels a little like an amuse bouche for the main course of Derwent Water. It's a large rock (origin unknown) about 12m high and it has a set of wooden stairs so that you're able to climb up to the top. The route to... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely little walk to the Bowder stone from the nearby Car park brings you to the Bowder Stone which you can't miss. It's absolutely huge and it's worth walking to the top of the steps to have a picture taken if you get chance and if you're not scared of heights, you get a great view from the top.... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After a great trek we came upon the Bowder stone late in the day - it's worth seeing if you are there but not somewhere to deliberately go to. To be fair as an attraction it's well looked after and the stairs up are well preserved

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Coulsdon, Surrey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This huge rock, which has been a tourist attraction for a couple of hundred years, is well worth seeing - climb up via the wooden ladder and see how the top of the rock has been polished smooth by the myriad of feet that have climbed up there over the years. And all this in one of the most beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice short walk through woodland to the stone.if your driving from keswick the national trust bowder stone car park is on your left just passed the village of grange, however if you can park at a layby at side of road as its £4 for 2 hours in car park

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Cumbria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Walking on good paths this is just a short walk from the car park maybe about a mile or less could extend the walk from the Bowder Stone if you wanted to views are lovely of castle crag.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Not far from the road and the village of Rosthwaite the Bowder Stone is well worth the visit .Left by glaciation millions of years ago ..it was more interesting shaped by a Victorian gentleman called Pocklington and turned into a tourist attraction ...much to the disgust of some of the then Lakes Poets ....easy walk from Rosthwaite

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Anyone that boulders (rock climbing without ropes as it's not high ) will know about the bowder stone. Some hard routes in a fascinating setting. I love it how someone has mentioned health and safety in their review- please remember you're an adult and can think 'The steps are a bit high' before you venture up them!

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's just a massive stone in the middle of woodland. It's totally out of place and geologically interesting.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
48 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Park up in the NT car park (and pay unless you are a member!) and walk the 10 mins or so and see one of the silly natural wonders of the Lakes - a huge boulder lying on its edge. Climb to the top via the steps or hold hands with someone underneath it - one person each side! Don't... More 

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