Rosthwaite - Great Crag - Dock Tarn - Rosthwaite

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Starting off at the National Trust car park in Rosthwaite, the route quickly heads off the road to follow a footpath up to the pass between Borrowdale and Watendlath. The pass is fairly high at just under 330m, making this first section the toughest.

From the top of the pass the route turns south and follows a gently undulating path in the direction of Dock Tarn. Just before the tarn is a small detour to the summit of Great Crag at just over 440m. Dock Tarn is the next stop and a perfect spot for lunch. The tarn is 407m above sea level, making it fairly high for a tarn of this size. At the right time of year it can be very pretty.

The descent to Stonethwaite is steep all the way but follows a constructed path and there are spectacular views to Eagle Crag on the opposite side of the valley. The route back simply follows a public bridleway along the western edge of Great Crag.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West


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