Borrowdale is the name given to the valley beyond Derwent Water – often called the most beautiful valley in England. The road that takes you there from Keswick will captivate you as it winds through the woods beside the River Derwent then opens out to vistas of the surrounding fells. In Borrowdale we stay at Glaramara Centre near Seatoller hamlet which is superbly located for walks in several directions.
Borrowdale offers a wealth of Intermediate walks depending on your level of fitness, the weather, and what we feel like on the day. For Intermediate walks we might warm up by climbing the path to Dock Tarn which will give us superb views over Eagle Crag and allow us to reach Watendlath Tarn and low craggy ‘tops’ nearby with views to the valley. We will also include the fabulous High Spy ridge where our efforts will be rewarded with views in all directions and a lovely descent overlooking Derwent Water. On other days, Haystacks near Buttermere might tempt us – Wainwright’s favourite fell, or rocky Glaramara just across the valley from where we stay, passing waterfalls on the way to the summit. There’s so much to choose from at all levels of ‘intermediate’ in this beautiful northern valley!
The centre has plenty of parking space or the nearest train station for north Lakeland is Penrith. From the station there are frequent buses to Keswick, following which you take the regular bus up the valley to Seatoller.
Price includes: 4 nights full board accommodation. No supplement for a standard single room! £15 pn for a single ensuite.