The Lakes: the Borrowdale Valley walk
TOG Tip: This isn’t a circular walk so either phone a friend or hitch a ride back to your car!
Setting off from Rosthwaite, a small village in the jaws of Borrowdale, Julia takes in the history and landscape of the surrounding fells, from the miners and farmers that work this land, to the many sportsmen and adventurers who have called this place home – the likes of record fell runner Billy Bland and early 20th century adventurer Millican Dalton.
The climax of this gorgeous valley walk sees Julia head up the much-cherished fell, Castle Crag. Standing at less than a 1000 feet, and joined by mountaineering legend, Sir Chris Bonington, Julia begs the question, which is best – Everest or Castle Crag?!
From the lush green valley floor, to magnificent views over Derwent Water, this walk is a great way to take home a lasting memory of the Lakes, and all in under three hours.
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