On Castle Crag

Snatching a few hours of bright sunshine during what has been a very wet or snowy spring, we set out from Rosthwaite for Castle Crag in Borrowdale.

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Borrowdale (c) John Bainbridge 2016

 

And despite the lovely sunny weather and clear views, we had the summit to ourselves.

Lots of new-born Herdwick lambs gambolling about as we walked the fields to New Bridge.

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On Castle Crag (c) John Bainbridge 2016

 

Then up the steep path to the Crag, the last few yards through the slate-waste of the old quarries.

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Borrowdale from Castle Crag (c) John Bainbridge 2016

 

Such a good day for a walk, with those views up and down Borrowdale and across Derwent Water to Skiddaw.

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The War Memorial (c) John Bainbridge 2016

 

On the summit is the memorial to the men of Borrowdale who fell in the Great War, little crosses and poppies propped up against the rocky summit. Beautiful larch trees too.

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Derwent Water from Castle Crag (c) John Bainbridge 2016

 

We descended to the Rover Derwent and circumnavigated the Crag to visit the various caves used and lived in by the famous outdoor adventurer Millican Dalton. Idyllic on a nice day.

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Slate Caves on Castle Crag (c) John Bainbridge 2016

 

Good to see the trees turning green at last.

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2 thoughts on “On Castle Crag

  1. Yes aren’t the trees late? what a late spring – it’s more like winter and it should be summer weather by now! šŸ˜¦

    I’d have loved to have met Millican Dalton šŸ™‚
    Carol.

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