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Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Coast to Coast

Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Coast to Coast

Rosthwaite, a charming rural village, lies on the River Derwent, the main river flowing into Derwent Water. The nearby market town of Keswick is just 6 miles away. The Coast to Coast path passes through Rosthwaite, which is broadly the centre of the Borrowdale Valley, and its widest and flattest point. The Stonethwaite Beck converges with the River Derwent just a quarter of a mile from Rosthwaite.

A few miles north of Rosthwaite is the Bowder Stone, a large 30 foot high, 2,000 ton lava boulder which was either deposited in the Borrowdale Valley during the last glacial ice melt or else fell from the cliffs above. In any event the stone is perfectly balanced on one of its corners. A Victorian ladder has been so placed as to allow one to climb to its top.

Rosthwaite is less than a quarter mile from Longthwaite at the edge of Johnny Wood which lines the lower slopes of High Doat. From Rosthwaite you can follow the Cumbria Way northwards and turn off to the west on a path leading to Castle Crag, a small peak projecting above High Hows Wood. This is an attractive walk and there are a number of caves nearby.
Bowder Stone
Castle Crag
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River Derwent

Rosthwaite Village House


Rosthwaite Village

Rosthwaite Village
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Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.

Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
  • Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
  • Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.
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