Castle Crag, Grange-in-Borrowdale

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. Arrange to visit Castle Crag and other attractions in Borrowdale using our Borrowdale trip itinerary builder website .
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  • A great walk with amazing views from the top and on route. I would not recommend this walk if the weather is bad. A very steep ascend and descend. It took two of us 4 hours from the grange hotel to th...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Some of the best veiws to be had from the top with very little effort to climb to the top. Well worth the time to get to the top

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