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Last updated: 24 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Oliver Berry

Described by Alfred Wainwright as ‘the finest square mile in Lakeland’, this relatively short 4-mile circular walk takes in the impressive volcanic landscapes around Borrowdale. It includes the climb up Castle Crag – a 2,000-year-old hill fort – and the summit at Peace How, which offers spectacular views.


Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 3 hours

Getting there & doing it

This moderate walk starts and ends in Grange Village, and takes around 3 hours to complete. The National Trust website has a downloadable PDF including a marked map and directions.

When to do it

Walking is superb all year round. Summer (usually) brings good weather but crowds. Winter offers invigorating walking conditions and fewer crowds, but be prepared for snow on the Fells.

Destination guides


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Lake District

Cumbria, United Kingdom (UK)

beautiful landscape in the Lake District

Imposing mountains, wild landscapes, tranquil lakes and picturesque towns combine to make the Lake District uniquely beautiful, and one of the best places in Britain for walking, climbing, boating and biking.