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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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 over the tranquil shores of Rydal Water

Circuit of Rydal Water

  • Distance: 4.4 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

This a short but picturesque walk with woodland scenery and views over the small tranquil lake and surrounding fells. This walk can be quite busy, down to its proximity to the popular tourist haunts of Ambleside and Grasmere. Upon crossing Pelter Bridge you will come across the grounds of Rydal Hall. Which is also well …

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Walks Beyond This Point Are Not From The Door


Illgill Head and Whin Rigg overlooking the striking blue lake, Wastwater.

Middle Fell

  • Distance: 4.2 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

This is a fantastic walk especially if you are short on time. Parking on a roadside verge near Greendale Cottages, follow a grassy path which gradually leads uphill. As the path continues it becomes rockier in terrain. Follow the bank of Greendale Gill which leads to Greendale Tarn. Take the pathway above the tarn, following …

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