Castle Crag

Name of walk Castle Crag
Date of walk 2011-05-11
Distance walked (miles) 3
Duration of walk 2 hours 0 minutes
Weather Rain
Peaks on walk Castle Crag
Walked with Ged and Kas the blind dog
Parking Methodist Church, Grange

Yesterday morning Ged, Kas and I drove to Grange to climb Castle Crag, the smallest Wainwright at just under 1000ft. We had been here a couple of months ago investigating Millican Dalton`s cave, but never had the time to take in the summit due to the fading light. We would do this walk in the morning and then move on to Stonethwaite to climb Eagle Crag and Sergeant`s Crag in the afternoon. We parked opposite the Methodist Church and began walking at about 9.30am. While we were putting our boots on it had started to rain. Rain and gale force winds were forecast.

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The route up the valley to Castle Crag, ahead.

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Looking back in the direction of Grange with Blencathra in the distance in sunshine!

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The route to Castle Crag summit.

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It was still pouring down as we stopped off at the memorial seat

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Heading up the slate zig zags, a bit slippery in the rain.

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View into Borrowdale. Eagle Crag in the centre, Rosthwaite Fell on the right.

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Walking through the quarry and the standing slates.

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Summit memorial to the Borowdale dead of the First World War.

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Allerale Ramble route to Seatoller.

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Looking down on Grange and the River Derwent.

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Route to Rosthwaite and Stonethwaite.

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Walking back beside the River Derwent.

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We stopped off in Grange for a coffee at a cafe with outside seating, it had stopped raining and there were now bits of blue sky appearing. Then we looked at the Borrowdale history display in Grange Methodist Church.

This walk was three miles and had taken us about two hours. We now drove to Stonethwaite for our afternoon walk.
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