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The Bowder Stone

Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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Short walk and interesting stone

Just 600 yards from car park through woodland. Steps up to top of stone which makes it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good to combine with Derwentwater

Our son loves quirks of nature like this (as do we!) so we made sure to make time for this and few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tista C
Glossop, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Short walk and interesting stone”
1 week ago
“Good to combine with Derwentwater ”
Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 600 yards from car park through woodland. Steps up to top of stone which makes it interesting. However, I thought you would be able to sit on top of stone, but there is not much room at top of steps. Before you go ,...More

Thank Lucie02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son loves quirks of nature like this (as do we!) so we made sure to make time for this and few other stops, after a day at Derwentwater. Visiting early evening also affords the added bonus of driving in the opposite direction to the...More

Thank Tista C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personally not very impressed. It is a large boulder precariously balanced, but that's it. Not worth visiting unless it's part of a longer walk

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read on the National Trust website that there was a wheelchair path to the stone and that there was a path from the north and another from the south. We were unable to find the path from the south at all but the path...More

Thank Eaglet64
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and worth a visit! Would recommend, parking available. Just a short walk from the Carpark so easy for small kids to walk to.

Thank Anne-Marie1978176
Reviewed 14 April 2017

15 minute walk from the car park so suitable for little legs although little legs will need careful supervision if you are going to go up the ladder as there isn't a lot of room and no barriers (which to be fair would spoil it).

Thank linny78
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit and lovely walks in surrounding area .very near to hazel bank hotel so a good place to see while in lake district.

Thank Lainie G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was definitely worth the short walk from the car park! The ladder was irresistible too. One would like to know how this enormous rock landed there.

Thank Myrth R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is only a short walk from a roadside car park, took us about ten minutes each way. The parking is steep at £4 but free if your a national trust member. Be careful with young kids, don't let them go up by themselves, there...More

Thank Adventure_Is_Ours
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Walked here from Low Briery on the edge of Keswick and took us a couple of hours to get here. Was a dry day and walked along the edge of derwent water on the way down. The attraction itself isn't amazing but it's worth seeing...More

Thank HaZ30691
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Dave L
Do couples still clasp hands through the base. I would think twice now.
10 March 2017|
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Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
In the words of the radio comedy: "I'm Sorry, I haven't a clue!" 😉