16th April 2005

A walk through Borrowdale and up to Castle Crag.


Walk Overview
Time 12.15 to 14.45
Duration 2 hr 30 min
Distance 4.5 mile
Ascent 1132 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Grange - Castle Crag - Rosthwaite - Bowder Stone - Grange
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Grange village, Borrowdale

There are a few off road spaces next to the bridge, but the only real option is to park on the roadside near the church. Please be considerate though, people do live here and the last thing they need is people parking in front of their driveways.

I believe there is now double yellow lines along this road.


Route Map

Chapel of the Holy Trinity Grange.
It wasn't the best day to be out walking. It was rather dull and damp, so we settled for a short walk around the middle section of Borrowdale, taking in castle Crag and Bowder Stone.

River Derwent from the route between Grange and Castle Crag.

Broadslack Gill.

A little further up Broadslack Gill. Taken from the place we left the main track and started to head up to Castle Crag.
Derwent Water can just be seen in the distance.

From the zig zag slate path on Castle Crag looking down to Borrowdale Valley and Rosthwaite / Stonethwaite.

This picture was taken only two minutes after the previous one, showing how a small change in view point can make a big difference on the scene.

From next to the quarries on Castle Crag looking towards High Doat and High Skawdel (top right) with a fresh covering of snow.

The River Derwent, Grange and Derwent Water from Castle Crag.

Castle Crag summit.


Bowder Stone.


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