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Castle Crag
290m (952ft)

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Castle Crag

Photograph by David Swales

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  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL4
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    You can walk to the top of Castle Crag by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c376 Castle Crag from Grange (Borrowdale)

    Route Summary: - Grange (Borrowdale), Borrowdale, The Cumbria Way, Holmcrag Wood, River Derwent, The Allerdale Ramble, Castle Crag, River Derwent, Grange (Borrowdale).

    Length: 5.5km (3½ miles) | Ascent: 276m (ft) | Allow at least: 2½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


    Walk c135 Castle Crag and Rosthwaite from Seatoller, Borrowdale

    Route Summary: - Seatoller, Borrowdale, The Allerdale Ramble, Longthwaite, Rosthwaite, The River Derwent, The Cumbria Way, Castle Crag, Seatoller, Borrowdale,.

    Length: 9km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 422m (ft) | Allow at least: 3½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dale Head Tarn, Rigghead Quarries, The Allerdale Ramble, Castle Crag, River Derwent, Yewdale Knott, Manesty, Manesty Band, Hawes End, Derwent Water.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1082m (ft) | Allow at least: 7¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Castle Crag, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.


    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Castle CragFellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Castle Crag

    Simon Myerscough walked up Castle Crag on February 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] C135 from Seatoller [with] Joanne Myerscough [weather] Lovely day, cloudy and dry with light winds - brightening up at times

    Andrew Johnson climbed Castle Crag on January 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite [with] Chris ,Tim and Ted [weather] Cloudy and drizzle.

    Richard Beardsley bagged Castle Crag on August 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked route c376. Castle Crag via Grange. Return route via Rothswaite. [with] Gillian [weather] Sunny, beautiful day. Whisper of Beautiful day, nice and warm sunny day. Fantastic views of Derwentwater. - Parked car at Bowderstone. Time taken 5 Hours

    Vic Royle hiked Castle Crag on May 17th, 2018 [from/via/route] Last night at Annabel's [with] Team Wiggle [weather] Muggy mist - Slippery roots not much of a hoot

    Craig Steeland summited Castle Crag on May 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Rosthwaite village [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy and cool and fairly breezy

    David Richards conquered Castle Crag on August 8th, 2010 [with] Fran and Tinker [weather] Sunny

    John Tippins scaled Castle Crag on March 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started at Seatoller. [with] Solo [weather] Bright, sunny day and warm enough to walk in a t-shirt, if you're hardy.

    Lucy Perchard walked up Castle Crag on September 15th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Rosthwaite via High Doat [with] Tony [weather] Sunny spellls - Our 27th wedding anniversary :)

    Bill Salisbury climbed Castle Crag on October 30th, 2016 [from/via/route] Borrowdale

    Chris Sheard bagged Castle Crag on February 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Rosthwaite [with] Solo [weather] Calm to wild, slightly warm to bone chilling - Silly me. Treat ALL peaks with respect. Tired and washed out - good rte-learning event

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    More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Castle Crag

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    1. Castle Crag in the 'Jaws' of Borrowdale taken from the north end of Derwent Water
    Photo: Chris Brankin (43)

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    Panoramic picture on, of or from Castle Crag

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    2. Derwent Water and Borrowdale with Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and Castle Crag on the right from the northern end of the lake
    Photo: Chris Brankin (45)

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    Castle Crag from the Derwent Water launch

    3. Castle Crag from the Derwent Water launch
    Photo: Brian Balfe (18)

    Slate stones on Castle Crag

    4. Slate stones on Castle Crag
    Photo: Philip Butler (11)

    Helvellyn from Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)

    5. Helvellyn from Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)
    Photo: Ron Anderson (6)

    The (tall) ladder stile and the Shoulthwaite Beck ravine south of Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)

    6. The (tall) ladder stile and the Shoulthwaite Beck ravine south of Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)
    Photo: Ron Anderson (7)

    The River Derwent below Castle Crag

    7. The River Derwent below Castle Crag
    Photo: Andy Malcolm (116)

    A pair of Scots Pines amongst the old quarry workings on the side of Castle Crag

    8. A pair of Scots Pines amongst the old quarry workings on the side of Castle Crag
    Photo: Andy Malcolm (117)

    Haweswater Reservoir, The Rigg with Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) beyond from near Castle Crag

    9. Haweswater Reservoir, The Rigg with Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) beyond from near Castle Crag
    Photo: Mike Knipe (72)

    Plaque at the bottom of Castle Crag

    10. Plaque at the bottom of Castle Crag
    Photo: Dave Phillips (2)

    Borrowdale from Castle Crag

    11. Borrowdale from Castle Crag
    Photo: Dave Phillips (3)

    Plaque on Castle Crag summit

    12. Plaque on Castle Crag summit
    Photo: Dave Phillips (4)

    Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Castle Crag

    13. Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Castle Crag
    Photo: Dave Phillips (5)

    Shepherds Crag from Castle Crag

    14. Shepherds Crag from Castle Crag
    Photo: Dave Phillips (6)

    Derwent Water from the lower slopes of Castle Crag

    15. Derwent Water from the lower slopes of Castle Crag
    Photo: Dave Phillips (7)


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