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?




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