Castle Crag

5th March 2010

In expedition terms today was our day! What two fells 21 miles apart! Its actually harder on the mind for a young un like Owen, what seemed like a great idea, I could tell by now his little dreary & tired face which didn’t help being de-toured through & around Keswick because of the new water mains, which meant sitting in the car for almost an hour gave the legs chance to stiffen up, me included, but nevertheless we made it to Grange in Borrowdale in what seemed like a perfect summers day afternoon.


Wainwright Guidebook

The North Western Fells



Ascent: 951 Ft  290 Mtrs
Wainwrights: Castle Crag
Weather: Warm & Sunny ,Highs of 9 Degrees
Parking: Off road parking in Grange Village
Area: North Western
Miles: 2.5
Walking With: Owen Sharkey
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Time Taken:  

Map and Photo Gallery



Our first site of Lakelands smallest Wainwright, Castle Crag.


Crossing Broadslack Gill .


This whole area would of been quarried back in the last century .


Looking back down the path towards Derwent Water & Skiddaw.

Spring is definitely here


Leaving the main path & hooking a left towards the slag heaps.


Owens back in his element, lead the way son !


Lakelands smallest doesn’t compensate for how steep this is!


Looking towards Rosthwaite  domineered by Great Crag.



Borrowdale Valley & Rosthwaite village over looked  by Ullscarf far distance, Eagle Crag & Sergeants Crag centre.


Kings How.


Ornaments made from slate, quite eerie I might add !



River Dewent & Dewent Water .


Castle Crag Summit & WW1 memorial plaque ,What a nice place to be .


Looking south towards Seatoller.


Looking towards the Scafell range & Great End.


Back down now at the river Dewent & time for a quick rest on the banks, this is the sort of place “If you could freeze time”

Time to head home now & judders at the thought at having to get through Keswick again, but I’m not going to let a bit of traffic spoil what a great day we’ve both had !


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