Western Lake District

Route: Borrowdale

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 6th April 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 8.5 miles

Ascent: 900 feet

Weather: some dry spells but numerous hail and rain showers

Today’s walk links all the villages in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, with the exception of Grange which lies on the other side of its ‘Jaws’ – the point where the valley squeezes between Castle Crag and Grange Fell

The villages in question are Seatoller, Seathwaite, Stonethwaite and Rosthwaite – in order of appearance on the walk. When I arrived at the National Trust car park in Seatoller it was raining and hailing (nearby Seathwaite is by repute the wettest inhabited place in England). As soon as it stopped I set off down the quiet lane to Seathwaite – the village is a dead end so there is no through traffic

After passing though the village I returned along the other side of the valley and made a short ‘in and out’ to Stonethwaite before joining the Cumbria Way and making my way to the last village of the quartet – Rosthwaite. From there I followed the path beside the River Derwent back into Seatoller

It was raining or hailing for much of the time, and the photos which follow were snatched during such dry spells as there were

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