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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 Derwentwater

    Castle Crag and Borrowdale: Private Guiding


    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

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