Wednesday 16th January 2008

 

Start Point : Small layby on B5289 near Grange (NY 256 176)

                   

Distance : 3.6 miles          Height Ascended : 320 metres

 

Route Map

 

The River Derwent from Grange

 

And again from the riverside path at Gowder Dub

 

Gaining a little height and a look back across Derwent Water - the higher northern fells capped with snow

 

At the beginning of the short ascent up to Castle Crag - Bruce leads the way

 

Goat Crag to the left - Castle Crag to the right

 

A pair of Scots Pines amongst the old quarry workings

 

Great Crag from just below the summit of Castle Crag

 

The village of Rosthwaite and lower Borrowdale

 

The short climb to the summit of Castle Crag is rewarded with a fine view overlooking Derwent Water

 

Bruce – ‘King of the Castle’

 

The immediate area surrounding Castle Crag……… ’contains no high mountain, no lake, no famous crag, no tarn.

But in the author’s humble submission, it encloses the loveliest square mile in Lakeland – The Jaws of Borrowdale’ (AW)

 

Zooming in on Rosthwaite - Eagle Crag centre distance

 

The Borrowdate Fells - including Bessyboot, Rosthwaite Cam and Glaramara

 

There are plenty of old quarry workings similar to this around the flanks of Castle Crag

 

Back to the riverside path and the River Derwent.........calm and serenity?

 

……………..almost!!

 

Not on the walk route but Ashness Bridge is always worth a visit when the sun is shining