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Castle Crag, Grange-in-Borrowdale

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • One of the Wainrights; if you're in good health and can tackle short, reasonably steeps climbs on slightly loose terrain (think scree), you'll be absolutely fine. The views on a clear day are spectacu...  more »
  • A good local hill with a well marked track accessible for most. Great views of the local valley. A good introduction to walking in the area  more »
  • We parked in the National Trust Car Park in Rosthwaite and followed the path along the river and then up to Castle Crag. The path is steep, but on the way we passed a very elderly gentleman who had at...  more »

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