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Castle Crag
290m (952ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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(No. 214)

Walk Castle Crag walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Castle Crag

Photo: David Swales





Castle Crag is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Castle Crag is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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You can walk to the top of Castle Crag by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:





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

Christina Lander walked up on November 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite - Castle Crag - Low Hows Wood - Rosthwaite [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Partly cloudy but bright - Late afternoon walk at the beginning of the holiday

Charlotte Hill climbed on August 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Rosthwaite YHA and back [with] Lewis [weather] Drizzle - Paul and Alex canoed to Grange and Lewis and I walked up Castle Crag

Richard Marchant bagged on August 30th, 2019 [from/via/route] We parked the car at the NT car park just off the B5289 near Quayfoot Quarry. We took the path out of the car park to Long Crag then ascended Brock Bield to Long Moss and eventually on to King's How. From there we followed the path down and across to Grange Fell. We then descended down to Rosthwaite and got on to the Cumbria Way and left it to ascend Castle Grag. Once we ascended Castle Crag we returned to the Cumbria Way and followed it to Grange and then on to the B5289 and back to the car. [with] My old friend from Sunderland Ray [weather] Bit of a light breeze but constant rain all day long. Cloud level was at about 650m - Ray did well to complete this walk, but on a serious note he needs to go to his GP and get a health check.

Geoffrey Robertshaw hiked on June 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Up from Roshwaite [with] Wife [weather] Great - Great Views at the top

Chris Kent summited on March 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked in the National Trust car park in Borrowdale and did the walk straight up and back down again. Taking a couple of hours to complete we celebrated with a hot drink in the walkers cafe in the village. Definitely a must visit. [with] Gary (brother? [weather] Windy, showery and chilling - When parking in the village the Borrowdsle Mechanics Institute allows you to park all day, honesty box.

Simon Myerscough conquered 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 scaled on January 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite [with] Chris ,Tim and Ted [weather] Cloudy and drizzle.

Richard Beardsley walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on May 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Rosthwaite village [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy and cool and fairly breezy

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

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

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

Photo: Ron Anderson (7)

Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (5)

Shepherds Crag from Castle Crag

Shepherds Crag from Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (6)

Slate stones on Castle Crag

Slate stones on Castle Crag

Photo: Philip Butler (11)

Castle Crag from the Derwent Water launch

Castle Crag from the Derwent Water launch

Photo: Brian Balfe (18)

The River Derwent below Castle Crag

The River Derwent below Castle Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (116)

Helvellyn from Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)

Helvellyn from Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)

Photo: Ron Anderson (6)

Derwent Water and Borrowdale with Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and Castle Crag on the right from the northern end of the lake

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)

Castle Crag from Lingy End

Castle Crag from Lingy End

Photo: Stephen Collins (69)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (72)


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