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Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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An easy pleasant visit

This visit was part of a day out around Keswick and is well worth it, a ten minute easy walk from the parking place and a lovely area to be. Yes its just a large rock, but that's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shaun H
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I know it's just a rock that fell down from the cliff above, but you have to go there for yourself and see it and feel the energy in the local area. A nice area to walk about and enjoy the fresh air.

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Thank Richard H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good car park a few hundred yards walk away. Amazing boulder with wooden steps up to it. Nice walks round about and fun to watch the abseilers too.

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Thank Helen B
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit was part of a day out around Keswick and is well worth it, a ten minute easy walk from the parking place and a lovely area to be. Yes its just a large rock, but that's what makes it appealing, its just what it says it is but a nice place to be. It's £4 for the car... More 

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Thank Shaun H
Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Easy walking to get to. stated as Wheel Chair friendly I would say yes with a bit of effort, two interesting old buildings along side would love to know the history of them.

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Thank Alan965
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I have visited the Bowder Stone many times when I was younger and took my grandson aged 8 to see it last year. He was very impressed! We'd told him we were going to show him a stone and he got a huge shock when he saw it. It's a pleasant walk along the way too and there were people... More 

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Thank dianavictoria814
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

After parking and following a short walk that was unchallenging we came across the huge stone with wooden steps to the top! There was no information about it - why it was there or when the steps Were Built! There were no warnings and we climbed up only to find literally the top of a boulder which was quite dangerous... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

this rock crashed down from the cliffs above many thousands of years ago. Now frequented by bouldering climbers on its overhangs. The walk to it is shady and pleasant and can be continued in either direction around the fells

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Saw the Bowder Stone on a walk from Watendlath. It looks like it fell from the cliff years ago and land at this precarious angle. Many years ago people came from far and wide to view this stone and there was a tearoom adjacent to it. A ladder was put up the stone to allow you to climb and see... More 

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Interesting to see the different viewpoints on whether this is an erratic or just very large scree. The stone itself is pretty cool. Good for bouldering. Good for a 15 minute look around if you're hiking. Car park is expensive if you're not a member of the national trust. It makes you put in a minimum of £4, which gives... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This was a nice stop on a day long hike with a friend. It was an easy walk from the footpath or car park. There isn't too much that's exciting going on but you can climb to the top. It isn't flat at the top, so be prepared to climb a bit over some rock to get the view. There... More 

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