Lodore Falls, Watendlath, Grange Fell, and the Bowder Stone circular

This walk based in the beautiful valley of Borrowdale brings together a couple of our very short strolls, to Lodore Falls and the Bowder Stone, linked by a visit to the hamlet of Watendlath and Grange Fell into a delightful circular route. It is still short enough for the dark days of winter, or a summer's afternoon.

During summer there are two cafés at Grange: Grange Bridge Cottage Tearooms, and Grange Cafe just a little further on through the village. Just when you might be tiring the farm at Watendlath also run a tearoom which is well known for its cakes.

Watendlath is from Old Norse: vatn-endih-hlada for 'water-end barn'. The tarn, from where the name originates, stands at the head of a hanging valley the outfall Watendlath Beck flows northwards to the cascades of Lodore Falls before joining Derwent Water alongside the River Derwent from Borrowdale valley. The tarn is a popular fishing destination and is stocked with brown and rainbow trout. The tiny hamlet was the setting for Hugh Walpole's Judith Paris in the Herries Chronicles series of books.

The Bowder Stone's name possibly comes from the Norse god Baldr, although there are no references to really confirm this.

Park at the National Trust Bowderstone pay and display car park.