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“The Slippery Slope!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Bowder Stone

The Bowder Stone
Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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“The Slippery Slope!”
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 husband decided to climb the old wooden steps to the top and then had a few minutes of panic finding the stone slippery and no hand holes. Is there a warning sign - did we miss it? I would advise caution.

Visited September 2013
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“Big Stone”
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 it.Because of the woodland there is not much of a view from the top but well worth a walk to see it.Alot of people seem to be complaining about what the NT charges for its' car parks.However it has only cost us £97 for a year and that includes our 2 grandchildren and we have visited so many places as their properties etc do alot to encourage the younger generation.If you added up what you would have spent on each individual place/car park etc you would see why its worth joining.Without the NT alot of places would now have been destroyed.

Visited September 2013
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“Found it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I have driven through Borrowdale countless times but only just discovered the Bowder Stone. It's well worth checking out, we were lucky to have the place to ourselves when we visited but I imagine this is a popular spot in more clement weather!

Visited September 2013
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“Great stone expensive car park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great stone a short walk from car park. Unfortunately the national trust have imposed crazy trariff on the pay and display car park.
It is the Lake District so you expect to be ripped off to park your car but this expensive car park just means cars are abandoned on the road below the car park. The national trust really need to think again.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Short pleasant walk from the car park. Large rock with step ladder to climb onto the top. Not much room once up there,but views are good. We saw a few climbers on nearby rock faces,which was good to watch.

Visited August 2013
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