The day before starting the Coast to Coast and we opted for a short walk up to Castle Crag.
Date: 13th March 2016 Distance: 5.58km (3.47 Miles) Parking: National Trust Car Park at Rosthwaite
Start Location: Binsey Cottage Ascent (m/ft): 486m (1594ft) Weather:

Mostly Cloudy, Rain Later

Time Started: 09:50 Highest Point: Castle Crag (290m/951ft) Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 Hours 39 Munites        
Route: Rosthwaite - River Derwent - Tongue Gill - Allerdale Ramble - Castle Crag (290m/951ft) - River Derwent - Rosthwaite

A view over the meadow to Castle Crag and the sun in shining this morning.

Zooming in on Castle Crag.

High Scawdel and High Spy.


Castle Crag looking much smaller compared to the surrounding fells.


Kings How - Grange Fell.

The eastern side of High Spy.

A view over Borrowdale to Eagle Crag.

Eagle Crag.

Rosthwaite Fell.

Beautiful Borrowdale.

A panorama of Borrowdale. Click for larger version.


Castle Crag summit not too much higher than where we are now.


Looking through to Derwent Water and Skiddaw.

Beautiful Castle Crag from below.

A view through the trees to Skiddaw.

Old mines on the other side of the valley.

The bench just off the path as you head up to Castle Crag.

The plaque above the bench.

A grand view from just below the summit.


Another Borrowdale Panorama. Click for larger version.


Eagle Crag and High Raise behind.

Castle Crag summit quarry with its many standing stones.

People have made very elaborate sculptures.


Cloud rolling in near Great End and Scafell Pike.

The summit quarry.

The summit of Castle Crag and its war memorial.

We had only moments at the top before the rain started blocking most of the distant views to Skiddaw.

This was the clearest view we got north.