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The Bowder Stone

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Address: , Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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Big bowder

Visited the bowder stone today. I was last here 35 years ago. The surrounding woodland has grown a lot since my last visit , but the pathway to the stone has been greatly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A little disappointing to be honest - its just a big rock! nothing else. However, drive past it and the little road leads to a stunning valley high up above Borrowdale (with tea rooms) and that really is worth the visit. You could always stop at the rock on the way but do not drive for miles to see this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the bowder stone today. I was last here 35 years ago. The surrounding woodland has grown a lot since my last visit , but the pathway to the stone has been greatly improved, the kids had a great time climbing the ladder to the top of the stone. Main thing that has changed is you have to pay to... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Walked to this attraction from the Borrowdale Hotel some of the route alongside the road has very narrow or no footpath so you need to concentrate on traffic which can be busy at times. There is a small car park well signposted on the approach to the attraction, which of course you have to pay for. A short 5 minute... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Go on a fine evening, enjoy the walk and if you're lucky you can spend a few minutes watching a much misunderstood but excellent sport. As one who does a bit of rock climbing, it's great to see the technical skill and strength of the climbers bouldering on the many problems on the Bowderstone. If you fancy having a go... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Taking me back to childhood memories. This remainder from the ice age is still as impressive and is accessed by a long staircase. Keep hold of your kids on the top, as I'm sure my parents must have done to me!

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped here on a walk back from Watenlath to Grange. Unless I missed it, I couldn't see any info on the rock at the site so had to google it. Stairs are steep and I did get a bit of a wobble on at the thought of coming back down the stairs, but it was interesting to visit.

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Cerritos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We weren't quite sure what to expect. There is a National Trust car park. The walk to the stone was delightful - we were the only people there. It was about 1/2 mile on level ground in the shade. The rock was huge. You could take stairs to the top. Not much there but the rock so you have to... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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

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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