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Borrowdale

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South of Keswick is Derwentwater, a pretty lake surrounded by trees and dotted with little islands - a favourite Lakeland tourist destination. Borrowdale valley lurks south of here, past the rocky narrows around Kings How, after which the valley opens out into a flat expanse of farmland surrounded by higher peaks. Borrowdale is famously the wettest place in England, but the Club seem to have had good luck with the weather in recent years! On the western margin of Borrowdale is a fine ridge comprising of High Spy, Maiden Moor and Catbells. Dale Head can be added to this if the minibus goes as far as the Honister Pass to make a substantial walk back to Keswick - and from this ridge there are great views of Derwentwater and of the Newlands Valley to the west. The eastern side of Borrowdale is a higher but boggier area, full of hidden tarns and wild scenery. South of the valley is the lumpy expanse of Glaramara, which takes you higher into the heart of the Lakeland Fells - Scafell Pike and Great Gable are always an option for the fit walker. Other highlights of Borrowdale are the lower level walks to be had over Watendlath Fell and around Derwentwater itself, and the variety of crag and ghyll scrambling - always popular in the Summer months. The Club occasionally camps in the southern portion of Borrowdale, and this is where hikers will spot a couple of good pubs in the valley. Sunday trips usually end up in Keswick where the chippies are.

Upcoming trips


 Sunday 4 March

Previous Trips


 Sunday 19 November, 2017
      Photos from the trip

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