Height: 290 metres / 951 feet Grid reference: NY 24934 15937 Category: The North Western Fells
Start point: Grange (NY 252 175)
Grange – Allerdale Ramble – Castle Crag – High Hows Wood – Low Hows Wood – Grange
Distance: 3.1 miles Total Ascent: 270 metres Time Taken: 1 hour 10 minutes Start Time: 11:00
Weather: Light rain. 10C
The extreme wet weather made an unwelcome return again yesterday and many roads in the area were flooded with flood warnings also being given for many areas in Cumbria. I visited both Love the Lakes shops this morning and was good to see that all the roads were open and largely clear of water. There was some localised flooding and I took some photos of these areas on my journey. Eventually I ended up in Borrowdale for a short walk up to the lowest Wainwright of them all, Castle Crag.
A few photos taken on the way to Love the Lakes, Bowness…
Start point: Rosthwaite village hall (NY 258 149)
Distance: 7.5 miles Total Ascent: 780 metres Time Taken: 4 hours
Weather: Drizzle turning to sunshine. 10oC.
Today was certainly a day of two halves for this walk around Wainwright’s ‘loveliest square mile in Lakeland’ – dull and drizzling when we set off eventually ending up as sunshine and blue skies for a lovely Spring day ending.
Start point: Rosthwaite (NY 258 149)
Distance: 9.3 miles Total Ascent: 990 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 20 minutes
Weather: A lovely summer’s day, 21°C.
Today’s walk takes place in ‘the loveliest square mile in Lakeland’ according to Wainwright, in Borrowdale up to Grange Fell and across the valley to Castle Crag (incidentally the lowest Wainwright and the only one less than 1000′). It certainly was lovely today as the sun shone and it was very warm with the merest breeze; a real English summer’s day.