A circular, half-day countryside walk in national park Lake District (England) starting at Grange, Cumbria, about 6.3km (roughly 3.9 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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Millican Dalton is a Lake District legend. The "Professor of Adventure", he spent many years living in a cave on Castle Crag, at the southern end of Derwent Water. A walk to the cave, and then on to Castle Crag, is one of the Lakes' best short walks, and perfect for young kids. If you are feeling flush, you can even take the ferry across Derwent Water from Keswick - a fine start to a great car-free walk.
About 1 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 1OS Grid: NY250165
From Grange, follow the footpath past Holmcrag Wood and past two campsites. The large pool at the bend in the River Derwent is good for swimming, if you fancy a quick dip. At the fork just past the bridge, take the left hand path.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 5OS Grid: NY248159
The top of Castle Crag is a mysterious place. Just below the summit is a disused quarry; over the years, visitors have created a series of sculptures from the discarded stones. There are incredible views at the top - and being below the summit lines offers a fascinating new perspective on the Lakes.
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