Castle Crag walk from Stonethwaite.

Saturday 18th February 2023

Castle Crag walk from Stonethwaite.

In the middle of Borrowdale is Castle Crag. It's rather small, but has lovely views from the summit to Derwentwater and Skiddaw to the North with the stunning beauty of the rest of Borrowdale to the South. A walk to this small fell is a wonderful experience in the Lake District with it's woodland and also the picturesque River Derwent at low level.

Generally an easy walk with the least ascent for any Wainwright with a short sharp climb up to the summit via the residue of past mining activities. Castle Crag offers everything in one of the most beautiful parts of our country. It may be the smallest 'Wainwright' - but it's arguably one of the best.

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Distance: 4.1 miles
Duration: 2:15 hours
Ascent: 951 ft
Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Accompanied By: On my Own
Weather: Wet & Cloudy

Wainwrights Visited

3D outline of route