15 Feb 2011 No Comments
This full details of this walk are published by the Daily Mail and created by Steve Armstrong, a National Trust seasonal ranger, so you know you’re in expert hands.
For those unfamiliar with the area, Borrowdale is a valley in the Northern Lake District with Keswick & Derwent Water at one end and Honister Pass leading to Buttermere at the other.
Being slightly away from the central Lake District towns such as Windermere and Ambleside, Borrowdale has always enjoyed a more relaxing and less cluttered feel even in the middle of Summer, although that’s not to say Borrowdale is exactly quiet in June and July.
The area has been popular with walkers for generations, with more gentle slopes and rewarding views across the northern lakes plus there are several attractions on the way up the valley including the The Bowder Stone – a giant stone deposited as the the last Ice Age glaciers retreated and very popular with kids.
If you research Borrowdale you might discover that Seathwaite at the top of the valley is statistically the wettest place in Britain. However having spent a vast amount of time in the area, I can say I’ve never seen it rain in Borrowdale yet, so maybe it all falls only on the rain gauge?
For full details including maps of the walk – see the Daily Mail Borrowdale Walk web page