Brund Fell & Kings How Circuit

  • Difficulty: Hard

A slightly more strenuous walk from Rosthwaite, the Brund Fell (1,363ft) and Kings How (1,250ft) circuit is well worth the initial steep climb, with spectacular views along the way.

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The Borrowdale Yews

  • Difficulty: Easy

3 (previously 4) ancient Yew trees located in Borrowdale. These trees are all over 1500 years old and are celebrated in Wordsworth’s 1803 poem ‘Yew Trees’.

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The Bowder Stone

  • Difficulty: Easy

Located in the Jaws of Borrowdale, where the valley narrows, the Bowder Stone is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lake District.

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A view of Castle Crag from the village of Rosthwaite

Castle Crag

  • Distance: 4.7 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium

Kings How and Castle Crag form the dramatic jaws of Borrowdale. The ragged crags resemble teeth. Castle Crag stands at 951 feet, it’s the only fell below 1000ft that has been awarded Wainwright’s recognition, featuring in his ‘Guide to the Lake District Fells’. Wainwright described it as being: “magnificently independent, ruggedly individual and aggressively unashamed …

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Langstrath Valley

  • Difficulty: Easy

A picturesque 7½ mile circular walk right from the front door. A beautiful walk taking in the Bridges of Langstrath Beck and the Romantic Black Moss Pot a popular place for a dip and picnic and be warned the occasional skinny dipper!

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Seatoller to Grange Circuit

  • Difficulty: Medium

An easy, half day, circular walk with fabulous views of the area in any weather. Either a 1 and a ½ mile walk to Seatoller or open top bus ride then a scenic walk along the fell to Grange, where you can take refreshment before rambling back along the rivers edge to Rosthwaite.

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Derwentwater

  • Distance: 2.2 Miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

A 2½ mile walk along the river takes you to Grange where you can walk around Derwentwater and its scenic wooded slopes. From here you can walk along the lake edge and even take the Keswick Launch.

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High Spy & Maiden Moor

  • Difficulty: Hard

From the door through Rosthwaite and up through Rigg Head Quarries toward High Spy from there you can walk the ridge all the way to Maiden Moor and Catbells taking in the most magnificient views of Derwentwater and the Borrowdale Valley.

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Views of the Newlands Valley on a wet day with autumnal colours

Newlands Valley

  • Distance: 8.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Medium

This is quite a long walk and falls into a figure of eight so it can easily be split into two. Park at the village of Braithwaite and continue on foot, leaving the village behind. A path follows the lower slopes of the smaller fell, Barrow, which then leads onto the valley road. Leave the road …

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Walks Beyond This Point Are Not From The Door


View from high of Steeple, looking over toward the Solway Firth and Scotland.

Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Haycock and Caw Fell

  • Distance: 12.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Hard

This is four Wainrights in one. Starting at Overbeck Bridge, begin by walking along the edges of Yewbarrow and continuing until you reach the top of Dore Head. From there carry on towards the summit of Red Pike. The summit of Red Pike perches on the edge of a precipice and boasts thrilling views. It’s named …

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