Castle Crag

Height: 290 metres / 951 feet Grid reference: NY 24934 15937 Category: The North Western Fells

The summit of Castle Crag

The summit of Castle Crag

Castle Crag across Borrowdale

Castle Crag across Borrowdale

Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Castle Crag

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…

Rosthwaite Round

Start point: Rosthwaite village hall (NY 258 149)

Rosthwaite – Dock Tarn – Great CragGrange Fell (Brund Fell)King’s How – Grange – Castle Crag – Rosthwaite

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.

Grange Fell

Start point: Rosthwaite (NY 258 149)

Rosthwaite – Dock Tarn – Great Crag (371)Grange Fell  (Brund Fell) (372) King’s How (373) – Bowder Stone – Grange – Castle Crag – Rosthwaite

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.

Rosthwaite Round

Start point: Rosthwaite (NY 258 149)

Rosthwaite – Great Crag (211)Grange Fell (212) (Brund Fell) – King’s How – Grange – Castle Crag (213) – Rosthwaite

Weather: Generally dull with some rain and sunshine.