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'.
- Booking details
- Call 0344 249 1895
- The guided walk is free but booking is essential
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.