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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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Coulsdon, Surrey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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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44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Can be tricky to get to but wear a good strong pair of shoes but worth the walk-lots of history attached to it which the children find interesting.

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Nottingham
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's a big boulder in the middle of a forest. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Only a short walk from the car park and a bit of a thought provoker - how did it get there? Steps to climb to the top are fine - have a quick look around and off you go again. Worth 10... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This massive boulder in Barrowdale has been attracting regular visitors since Victorian times when the staircase to access the 30 feet summit was erected. There are many boulders strewn over this hillside but the Bowder Stone is the star. Climb to the top to feel its enormity then climb down and look through the gap underneath it before thinking it... More 

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