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Walk Castle Crag & Borrowdale

Last updated: 26 March, 2024

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: 0
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.