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Castle Crag

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My wife and I climbed Castle Crag 14th September 2018. Quite a windy day but a small mountain to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
andy m
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Amazing place, wonderful views

The last stage of the ascent is unique - like climbing a man-made slate mountain. The view from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TrevD275
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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| Lake District National Park, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I climbed Castle Crag 14th September 2018. Quite a windy day but a small mountain to climb so easy for most people of reasonable fitness to do. As we neared the summit, there was a five foot wall to climb over with...More

Thank andy m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last stage of the ascent is unique - like climbing a man-made slate mountain. The view from the top is well worth the climb!

Thank TrevD275
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The smallest Wainwright walk. Included in his work, Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. It is very steep in places and includes a lot of loose slate so you need to be careful. The views are spectacular though. There is also a small WWI monument...More

Thank kazzacola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle Crag was one of Wainright's favourite low fells. Situated in the Jaws of Borrowdale, just above the village of Grange, you have a commanding view to the north over Derwentwater from the summit. It is a short, but stiff climb up, and there is...More

Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Interesting short steep climb - slippy on wet day but nothing difficult Since TV programme very popular

Thank davidmeldrum5
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Approaching the base of this climb you could imagine it was something out of Lord of the Rings. Not a challenging climb but fascinating on the way up and a fabulous view of Borrowdale from the top. Well worth the effort.

Thank Hellbrook
Reviewed 2 September 2018

we walked Castle crag from the town with some lovely views of the hills around i would rate this walk as very easy

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Borger Dalr Geology Walk, Borrowdale We did quite a bit of research regarding different walks that we can do in Lake District. We found a lot but picked this one in Borrowdale as it is categorised as “moderate” at 3-hour, 6.4 km walk. We indeed...More

Thank Dhen H
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Really great views but be warned the last part is a bit of a scramble on slate also parking can be a problem in busy times around Grange I would get a bus from keswick to grange and walk it from there as the service...More

Thank mark m
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A pleasant stroll from either Rosthwaite or Grange is worth the effort. Views down Borrowdale valley from the summit and interesting scenery along the way.

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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not allowed to give you a web site but type in wainwright routes as a web address and it should come up. It gives a full description of the route. No need for a map. I started at Grange and it was easy to follow the... More
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