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The Bowder Stone

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Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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Erratic? Really?

It really is big. My guide book said it was estimated at 2000 tons, but it also said it was a glacial erratic (carried to its current spot by a glacier in the last ice age, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Bit of a hike from the car park especially as we had a buggy and a one year old with us. Interesting when you get there and you can climb to the top if you have enough energy!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We parked up at the National Trust carpark (£4 - 2hours) and took the short stroll to this large rock on a good path. An interesting rock with a robust ladder and good handrails (much safer these days) to get to the top. But it will not keep your attention for long. If you want to make the most of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We wake-up the bowder stone out of interest after reading about it. For some I can imagine it may be interesting. For us we were disappointed. My partner climbed on it, but it was lacking in interest for us.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It really is big. My guide book said it was estimated at 2000 tons, but it also said it was a glacial erratic (carried to its current spot by a glacier in the last ice age, and deposited there when the ice melted. I'm not so sure, however, because the rock strata are at an angle of about 45 degrees... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Borrowdale  >  Rosthwaite

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