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Castle Crag, Grange-in-Borrowdale

(5/5 based on 40 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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  • We spent the day walking in this beautiful area of the Lakes. This is one of Wainwright's walks and well worth a visit for its tranquility and beauty. We scrambled up to Castle Crag which was strenuou...  more »
  • Borowdale to me is the most beautiful valley in the lake district. Castle Crag is attainable to me and I am not agile or superfit. Just sensible, at times.  more »
  • Worth climbing. Its only steepish for a short while, but decent boots recommended. We didn't get the best of views as the cloud base was descending, but the views are there, so make the effort on a ni...  more »