Within the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’ the ancient hill fort of Castle Crag rises from sylvan splendour and the crystal clear waters of the River Derwent to take commanding position over beautiful Borrowdale. With an option to visit Millican Dalton’s ‘Cave Hotel’ this route circumnavigates the craggy outcrop before ascending to the summit.
CLASS: Low Fell Walk (alt 290m).
LENGTH: 6 km.
TIME: 2 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Difficult, strenuous ascent (290m) and descent.
START & FINISH: Car parks in Rosthwaite (256 149)
MAPS: OS L89 or OL4.
HOSTELRIES: The Flock-in Tearoom and Scafell Inn in Rosthwaite.