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Castle Crag

Castle Crag

Grid Reference: NY 24934 15937
Height: 290 metres/951 feet

"If a visitor to Lakeland has only two or three hours to spare, poor fellow, yet desperately wants to reach a summit and take back an enduring memory of the beauty and atmosphere of the district....let him climb Castle Crag."
A Wainwright

Castle Crag is the lowest of Wainwright's Lakeland Fells and thee only summit below 1000ft. The summit offers a wonderful view over the Borrowdale Valley and across Derwentwater to Keswick and Skiddaw.

A war memorial on the summit of Castle Crag remembers those from the Borrowdale Valley who died in the First World War and is the setting for a remembrance service every year.

Another claim to fame of Castle Crag is that it was home to Millican Dalton, the self confessed Professor of Adventure who lived in a cave on the fellside during the summer months between the 1920's and 40's and was one of the early guides to the area.

  1. Castle Crag and Borrowdale: Private Guiding

    Distance: 6km / 4 miles
    Ascent: 310m / 1000ft
    Duration: 4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1

    A shorter walk over Lakeland's lowest summit, spectacular views over Derwentwater and the Borrowdale Valley as well as a lovely walk back along the river

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