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Castle Crag

Castle Crag

Postby Derek T » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:18 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Castle Crag

Date walked: 12/03/2011

Time taken: 1.3

Distance: 4.8 km

Ascent: 225m

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This was my second walk of the day, Whinlatter being the first. I was in tick-off mode :?

I parked at the church in Grange and set-off along the old road towards Rosthwaite following the signs for the camp site. This is a nice walk and the going is good all the way along the old stone road up to the col between Castle Crag and High Spy. From there the ascent steepens considerably up towards the old slate spoil heap where you join the zig-zag path up the loose scree all the way to the summit.

There is a vantage point near the summit with a fantastic view of Borrowdale and then another 5 minutes up around the edge of the old quarry to the summit and its WWI memorial cairn.

I don't normally like to see construction on the summit of a hill but this one seems to be a fitting tribute to the young lads of Borrowdale who bought it in the Great War.

The descent is back down the way you come up.

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Castle Crag from old road from Grange.jpg

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Borrowdale from Castle Crag.jpg
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Re: Castle Crag

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:36 pm

This is still one of our favourite fells, small can be nice :lol:
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Re: Castle Crag

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:12 pm

A favourite of mine too, camped on the summit once which was magical. Good to visit Millican Dalton's cave on the east flank too.
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Re: Castle Crag

Postby MarkJ008 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:53 pm

Have to say, it's also a bit of a favourite of mine as well. Last time I went up, we'd been up Great Gable from Seathwaite earlier, and it was on the way back to the B&B. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Nearly killed us off. But that great view down Derwent Water made it all very worthwhile.
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