Borrowdale

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Borrowdale: Spectacular and varied landscape around Derwentwater. Location of Trust's first acquisition in the Lake District. Famed for its oak woodlands and picturesque scenery. Includes many sites of literary or historical interest such as the Bowder Stone, Friar's Crag, Ashness Bridge.

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Lake District, Cumbria, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Ashness Bridge, Friars Crag, Bowder Stone

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Bowder Stone

Back on the B5289, just past the attractive village of Grange in Borrowdale with its double arched bridge, a short walk from a car park leads to the Bowder Stone, a massive fallen rock which can be climbed by ladder and which is so perched that hands can be joined underneath its 2000 ton bulk. The chalky marks on the sides of the rock show the handholds of the 'boulderers' trying to climb the overhang.

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How to get here

Car

B5289 runs South from Keswick along Borrowdale

Bus

Stagecoach in Cumbria X4/5 railway station Penrith–Workington, 555/6 Lancaster–Keswick (pass close by railway station Lancaster, Kendal & Windermere)

Ferry

Derwentwater launch service to various NT properties around lake, tel. 017687 72263

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Address: Borrowdale, Bowe Barn, Borrowdale Road, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5UP, UK
Phone: +44 17687 74649
Email: borrowdale@nationaltrust.org.uk
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