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Castle Crag, Grange-in-Borrowdale
(4.9/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Explore the origins of the historic valley by hiking to Castle Crag, the lowest of the fells on the Wainwright listing. Rising just about 290 m (951 ft) above sea level, the hill features the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. Three faces of the rugged fell are steep and all sides have been comprehensively excavated. Follow the steep winding path to the summit, which is topped with a WWI memorial. The views from the top expand over the flat valley, which used to be covered by a lake during the Ice Age. Before you head to Borrowdale, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Borrowdale tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Borrowdale has to offer, including Castle Crag.
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  • After low level walk then a gentle climb up the lower fell you follow the track and then up a steep path which requires an bit of scramble in places. Wainrights book for the area describes it fully an...  more »
  • This is quite a short walk but made quite different by the fact you walk on huge stones for most of it and then zig zag up a pile of scree. Amazing views at the top. 
  • Make a point to read the descriptions on all the gates. The stone circle amidst all the greens and at that height is lovely, offers great views. Beautiful gates to the compound. 
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  • Climbed five times. First place my kids climbed. Great views up the valley and lovely river walk to get there from Grange.
  • Beautiful views of Derwentwater and south lake district was also lucky too see a jet
  • A wonderful little fell, it has all the features of the big fells but is really family friendly. Children and Older folks alike are able to reach the summit to enjoy the wonderful views to Derwentwater and Keswick beyond. I recommend starting your walk at Rosthwaite where there is a small car park.
  • Steep ascent, but definitely worth it for the view
  • Its beautiful, as is Borrowdale generally.