Dock Tarn, Great Crag, and Watendlath, from Rosthwaite

Great Crag (Stonethwaite) is a curious Wainwright, a pair of small rocky knolls in a sea of heather form the summit. From near the southern cairn Dock Tarn can be seen with the slopes of Ullscarf as the backdrop. The view from the northern cairn is of the hamlet of Watendlath with High Seat towering above. Dock Tarn makes for an ideal lunch spot, sheltered from the worst of the wind, after the steep climb from Stonethwaite. Such a delightful spot that you could picture AW with his pipe sat on a rock contemplating the scenery.

The small hamlet of Watendlath is always worth a visit, it has public conveniences and a tea room both of which are open in the summer. Fold Head Farm house was used by Hugh Walpole as the fictional setting of Judith Paris - the second book in his "Herries Chronicles" series.

If you feel like you need to burn off some excess energy after tea and cake, on the way back over Puddingstone Bank you could make a diversion to Grange Fell which is not far from the path and is detailed here in step 5. Though leaving it for another day does give an excuse to come back to this lovely area, should you need any!

The walk starts in the Borrowdale village of Rosthwaite where there is a National Trust pay and display car park. The Honister Rambler also goes through the village during the summer months.