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Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale Ca12 5xb, England
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Bit tricky with little ones

We’ve visited this twice – one without, and once with, our two young grandchildren. The nearby carpark provides a good starting point, and is free for National Trust members... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
PJandSJ
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve visited this twice – one without, and once with, our two young grandchildren. The nearby carpark provides a good starting point, and is free for National Trust members (but not for others). It’s a pleasant short walk along the trail to the stone, with lots of interesting diversions – sticks, stones, flowers etc. – en route for a 3-... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to park, mainly low level walk with lots of nice photo opportunities and good wild flowers, you need a head for height to climb to the top but it is worth it

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Thank David_M186525
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A fascinating giant lump of rock that is well worth a visit. Very convenient NT car park a short walk away. There's a wooden 'staircase' up to the top of the rock which is fun to climb, but a bit slippy on top so take care. There is one point where you can shake hands under the rock if you... More 

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Thank Geoff H
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I know it's just a rock that fell down from the cliff above, but you have to go there for yourself and see it and feel the energy in the local area. A nice area to walk about and enjoy the fresh air.

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Thank Richard H
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Good car park a few hundred yards walk away. Amazing boulder with wooden steps up to it. Nice walks round about and fun to watch the abseilers too.

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Thank Helen B
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This visit was part of a day out around Keswick and is well worth it, a ten minute easy walk from the parking place and a lovely area to be. Yes its just a large rock, but that's what makes it appealing, its just what it says it is but a nice place to be. It's £4 for the car... More 

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Thank Shaun H
Penrith, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Easy walking to get to. stated as Wheel Chair friendly I would say yes with a bit of effort, two interesting old buildings along side would love to know the history of them.

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Thank Alan965
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have visited the Bowder Stone many times when I was younger and took my grandson aged 8 to see it last year. He was very impressed! We'd told him we were going to show him a stone and he got a huge shock when he saw it. It's a pleasant walk along the way too and there were people... More 

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Thank dianavictoria814
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

After parking and following a short walk that was unchallenging we came across the huge stone with wooden steps to the top! There was no information about it - why it was there or when the steps Were Built! There were no warnings and we climbed up only to find literally the top of a boulder which was quite dangerous... More 

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Thank Lindsaylucas1962
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

this rock crashed down from the cliffs above many thousands of years ago. Now frequented by bouldering climbers on its overhangs. The walk to it is shady and pleasant and can be continued in either direction around the fells

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