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Castle Crag, Grange-in-Borrowdale
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Explore the origins of the historic valley by hiking to Castle Crag, the lowest of fells on the Wainwright listing. Rising just about 290 m (951 ft) above sea level, the hill features the remains of an ancient 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 World War I memorial. The views from the top expand over the flat valley, which used to be covered by a lake in 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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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.
We parked at the NT car park at Rosthwaite and headed up from there. There's plenty of variety on this walk, from livestock fields, to a lovely valley and crag and coming back along the river and thro... read more »
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