24th December 2012

Castle Crag from Rosthwaite


Walk Overview
Time 10.00 to 11.45
Duration 1 hr 45 min
Distance 3.3 mile
Ascent 700 ft
Walking with On my own
Rosthwaite - New Bridge - Castle Crag - Lingy Bank - New Bridge - Longthwaite - Borrowdale Road - Rosthwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale

There are actually two car parks right next to each other in Rosthwaite. One is the official car park and this is reflected in the pay and display price. The other one is simply a number of parking spaces adjoining Rosthwaite Village Hall which has a honesty box on the wall of the building.
I know which one I'd rather give my money to.


Route Map

Rain was forecast to move across the area today so I set out for a short walk up Castle Crag in the hope I would beat the weather. Had I set off 10 minutes earlier I'd have got back to the car bone dry.

Yew Tree Farm in Rosthwaite.

A view back towards Rosthwaite with Great Crag up on the skyline.

Heading for New Bridge.

New Bridge, just one of a few in the Lake District with the same name.

With a little height gained the view over to Rosthwaite and Stonethwaite opens up.

I'm always amazed that these two trees are still here. There can't be that much soil for them to hang onto and even if there was, I'm surprised the still don't get blown over.

A much higher view of the earlier picture.

A misty and murky Derwent Water seen from Castle Crag summit.

And again. This time with the summit cairn, memorial, poppies and big rock in the picture.

Quarry workings on Castle Crag.

Castle Crag seen from my route across to the higher section of the path you can see down there.

High Skawdel and High Spy seen from the path between New Bridge and Longthwaite.

Over the fields to Castle Crag.

Longthwaite Farm.

and the bridge found next to the farm.

The forecasted rain was beginning to arrive and before it got too heavy I took this picture looking towards Stonethwaite, Eagle Crag and the northern end of Rosthwaite Fell.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks