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image for Walking Route item typeDay 3: Borrowdale - Threlkeld at Borrowdale

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle


Romantic waterfalls and intimate woodland followed by a crossing of the high and lonely Armboth Fells gives this final day of the walk a more subtle feel. It is a day to explore, to peek over walls and seek out hidden views. It is also a day to contemplate the past with a visit to the ancient rocks at Castlerigg Stone Circle, a perfect place to stop for a picnic.

The high section of this route can be avoided by turning left at the top of the Lodore Waterfalls Path and heading north along the permissive path and road to Ashness Bridge. From here a path heads gently up to re-join the route at Lady's Rake.

Before setting off please make sure you plot the suggested route on OS maps and pack a compass. They are essential for a safe, enjoyable day in the hills!

Walk Route: Borrowdale - Threlkeld

Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Miles: 11

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 820
OS map OS Landranger 90, OS Explorer OL 4 & 5


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Map reference: NY 252172  Lat: 54.54495 Long: -3.15699