Castle Crag - Borrowdale

Castle Crag is easily overlooked by the backdrop of Low Scawdel and the flanks of High Spy, camouflaged with a sprinkling of trees. It is quite separate from its parent, a ravine runs northeast - southwest.

The quarries and levels on the crag produced the same green slate as that from Honister. A volcanic eruption laid down ash, or tuff, in a zone running from Honister to Castle Crag and Grange Fell.

The starting point for this walk is the village of Rosthwaite which, according to a sign, is the social centre of Borrowdale. Parking is available at the National Trust P&D car park. The Honister Rambler bus service also passes through the village, with a stop at the end of the road to the crag.