Guided walk to Castle Crag

Brought to you by National Trust for Heritage Open Days, discover the hidden histories of Borrowdale with views right down the valley on a guided walk with upland paths ranger Jordan who is working on repairing the paths on Castle Crag.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

The name Borrowdale is said to have come from the old Norse 'Borger Dalr' meaning 'Valley of the fort'. Castle Crag has intriguing layers of history, from iron age hill-fort to First World War memorial, and there's a mysterious cave to explore too. There's a great reward in views for a relatively moderate amount of effort, and it's a chance to explore the area which Wainwright described as 'the loveliest square mile in Lakeland'.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
The guided walk is free but booking is essential
Suitability
Suitable for ages 8+
Meeting point
National Trust car park at Seatoller, Borrowdale Road, Seatoller, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN, grid ref NY246137
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather forecast and bring waterproofs and a spare warm layer just in case, bring sturdy walking boots or shoes with a good grip.
Accessibility
Moderate/Difficult. Rough unsurfaced paths, loose scree and stone pitched paths. Steep descent, ladder stiles. small rock-step/scramble with chains to hold on to. Route is 5 miles 8 km/210m of ascent.
Other
Hill walking is an inherently risky activity, mobile phone signal is patchy. The route is moderate/difficult, and people should be prepared for strenuous hill walking in open countryside with minimal shelter from weather conditions.

Contact Info

Name
North and West Lakes Office
Email
NorthandWestLakes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017687 74649

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