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Castle Crag

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We enjoyed a late afternoon walk from Rosthwaite to Castle Crag. Very picturesque from the top... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Had a lovely walk in beautiful surrounding and with great views. The colours of the trees were... read more

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| Lake District National Park, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
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All reviews the river lovely walk steep climb stunning views well worth the effort national trust car park well worth a visit short walk be careful slate quarry rainy day zig zag path walking boots coming back wings bit crag
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late afternoon walk from Rosthwaite to Castle Crag. Very picturesque from the top, definitely worth the hike up after walking through the nearby villages. The caves are fun to look at along the way. Likewise the steppingstones on the river are fun...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk in beautiful surrounding and with great views. The colours of the trees were wonderful, and the damp weather didn’t spoil the enjoyment. The first part of the walk is alongside the river, which was crystal clear. A good walk for any...More

Thank Tallis
Reviewed October 9, 2018

My wife and I climbed Castle Crag 14th September 2018. Quite a windy day but a small mountain to climb so easy for most people of reasonable fitness to do. As we neared the summit, there was a five foot wall to climb over with...More

Thank andy m
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The last stage of the ascent is unique - like climbing a man-made slate mountain. The view from the top is well worth the climb!

Thank TrevD275
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The smallest Wainwright walk. Included in his work, Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. It is very steep in places and includes a lot of loose slate so you need to be careful. The views are spectacular though. There is also a small WWI monument...More

Thank kazzacola
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Castle Crag was one of Wainright's favourite low fells. Situated in the Jaws of Borrowdale, just above the village of Grange, you have a commanding view to the north over Derwentwater from the summit. It is a short, but stiff climb up, and there is...More

Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Interesting short steep climb - slippy on wet day but nothing difficult Since TV programme very popular

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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Approaching the base of this climb you could imagine it was something out of Lord of the Rings. Not a challenging climb but fascinating on the way up and a fabulous view of Borrowdale from the top. Well worth the effort.

Thank Hellbrook
Reviewed September 2, 2018

we walked Castle crag from the town with some lovely views of the hills around i would rate this walk as very easy

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Borger Dalr Geology Walk, Borrowdale We did quite a bit of research regarding different walks that we can do in Lake District. We found a lot but picked this one in Borrowdale as it is categorised as “moderate” at 3-hour, 6.4 km walk. We indeed...More

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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not allowed to give you a web site but type in wainwright routes as a web address and it should come up. It gives a full description of the route. No need for a map. I started at Grange and it was easy to follow the... More