3.4 of 5 (9 votes)

Around Grange Fell: From Rosthwaite to Watendlath

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 8.70km (5.41 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 229m (751ft)
Descent 225m (738ft)
Max. Elevation 0m (0ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 454m (1489ft)
Start & End
Distance 8.70km
Duration ~3:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by patrikG on 19 Apr 2014
This fantastic little walk starts off with a little climb up Castle Crag where you'll have the first reward of the day. You'll be walking around Grange Fell, past Lodore Falls to the idillyc hamlet of Watendlath at the shores of the small lake of Watendlath Tarn before returning to Rosthwaite.

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Walk Map

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#2"691""1091""1""1""54.53462219238""-3.15844345093""Castle Crag Hill Fort""POI""0.26""0.00""54.53277587891""-3.16091942787""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#3"692""1091""1""1""54.53462219238""-3.15844345093""Low How Wood""POI""0.28""0.00""54.53713989258""-3.15888285637""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#4"693""1091""1""1""54.53462219238""-3.15844345093""Bowder Stone""POI""0.39""0.00""54.53737258911""-3.15460538864""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#5"694""1091""2""2""54.54668045044""-3.15708446503""Cummacatta Wood""POI""0.31""0.00""54.54433822632""-3.15444421768""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#6"695""1091""2""2""54.54668045044""-3.15708446503""Copper Plate Copper Mine""POI""0.68""0.00""54.54943084717""-3.16649770737""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#7"696""1091""2""2""54.54668045044""-3.15708446503""Steel Rigg Slate Quarry""POI""0.92""0.00""54.54127883911""-3.16795420647""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#8"697""1091""3""3""54.55521011353""-3.13904142380""Mossmire Coppice""POI""0.24""0.00""54.55439376831""-3.13559579849""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#9"698""1091""3""3""54.55521011353""-3.13904142380""Lodore Wood""POI""0.68""0.00""54.56111526489""-3.13626885414""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#10"699""1091""3""3""54.55521011353""-3.13904142380""Great Bay""POI""0.89""0.00""54.56069946289""-3.14915800095""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#11"700""1091""3""3""54.55521011353""-3.13904142380""Myrtle Bay""POI""1.25""0.00""54.56284332275""-3.15322399139""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#12"701""1091""4""4""54.53748321533""-3.12177801132""Grange Fell""POI""0.92""0.00""54.53778839111""-3.13597249985""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#13"702""1091""4""4""54.53748321533""-3.12177801132""Brund Fell""POI""1.11""0.00""54.53615951538""-3.13887143135""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#14"703""1091""4""4""54.53748321533""-3.12177801132""Reecastle Crag Hillfort""POI""1.12""0.00""54.54758834839""-3.12215375900""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#15"704""1091""4""4""54.53748321533""-3.12177801132""High Tove""POI""1.37""0.00""54.53889846802""-3.10066366196""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
#16"705""1091""5""5""54.52566528320""-3.14575147629""Great Crag""POI""1.02""0.00""54.52352905273""-3.13043713570""2017-09-22 09:33:38"
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OS Grid NY257148
Get here by bus #78 - hurray: you're in the beautiful Lake District!
OS Grid NY251161
This perfectly formed little peak gives you a view up and down the valley. Take in the grand views of the stunning scenery.
About 1.39 km (~0.86 miles) from
Points of Interest nearby
Castle Crag (POI)
0.25km (0.16mi) away

Castle Crag Hill Fort (POI)
0.26km (0.16mi) away

Low How Wood (POI)
0.28km (0.17mi) away

Bowder Stone (POI)
0.39km (0.24mi) away

OS Grid NY252174
From cosy hamlet to cosy hamlet: the volcanic rock of the nearby quarry has been used for roofing slates for the cottages. Pastoral bliss in its nicest form.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
Points of Interest nearby
Cummacatta Wood (POI)
0.31km (0.19mi) away

Copper Plate Copper Mine (POI)
0.68km (0.42mi) away

Steel Rigg Slate Quarry (POI)
0.92km (0.57mi) away

OS Grid NY264183
The falls are feed from water from Watendlath Tarn. On a dry day this is as good a picnic spot as any. But you could also wait until you get to Watendlath and enjoy a cup of tea in the National Trust's tea room.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
Points of Interest nearby
Mossmire Coppice (POI)
0.24km (0.15mi) away

Lodore Wood (POI)
0.68km (0.42mi) away

Great Bay (POI)
0.89km (0.55mi) away

Myrtle Bay (POI)
1.25km (0.78mi) away

OS Grid NY275163
Watendlath is actually owned by the National trust - and as gentle a hamlet as any you've seen. If you're up for it, head over to High Tove: a steep ascent, but well worth it.
About 2.26 km (~1.4 miles) from
Points of Interest nearby
Grange Fell (POI)
0.92km (0.57mi) away

Brund Fell (POI)
1.11km (0.69mi) away

Reecastle Crag Hillfort (POI)
1.12km (0.7mi) away

High Tove (POI)
1.37km (0.85mi) away

OS Grid NY259150
Head to the local pub and drink a well deserved beer. You've been on one of the finest walks (of oh so many fine walks) in the Lake District.
About 2.03 km (~1.26 miles) from
Points of Interest nearby
Great Crag (POI)
1.02km (0.63mi) away

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