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One big lump of rock !

Whenever we are near Grange we have a look at the Bowder stone .Its sheer size is impressive and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derek S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
The Rock

A nice big stone, good fun for all the family to explore and take some photographs. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Navenby, United Kingdom
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“bowder stone” (43 reviews)
“car park” (42 reviews)
“national trust” (19 reviews)
Rosthwaite, Keswick Ca12 5xb, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we are near Grange we have a look at the Bowder stone .Its sheer size is impressive and you can actually climb it fairly safely so even more fun . Wonder what it weighs ?

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A nice big stone, good fun for all the family to explore and take some photographs. Well worth stopping off for a few minutes

Thank garethval0593
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Bowder Stone is an interesting experience and provides an opportunity to climb by ladder to the top. Care is needed though as the space at the top is limited unless you climb onto the Bowder Stone which can be very slippy

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a national trust property so access to the carpark is free to NT members. The stone is only a short walk away from the carpark and the path is wide and is wheelchair friendly. Access to the top of the stone is via...More

Thank spikeybb
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Another mystical lake district feature! A nice steady walk up from the car park leads you to a big lump of rock which seems to be precariously balanced! The view from the top of the stone is lovely. There were a couple of National Trust...More

1  Thank CnTTours
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Parked in the National Trust car park and walked to 600 meters to the stone. Bit of rain but the path is gravelled so not too muddy. Plenty of walks in this location and the stone ok if stones float your boat. Worth a visit...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit with kids. Short walk from car park up a good path to arrive at this large rock ... ladder up to the top but you can have fun scrambling about. Kids loved fact you can reach under the stone and shake...More

2  Thank lyndawilson72
Reviewed 21 August 2017

A nice way to use a few hours.. just a few minutes out of Keswick or parking is close by. It is just literally a huge boulder lying at an angle with a set of steps that take you to the top.

Thank Explorez
Reviewed 3 August 2017

While I wouldn't particularly go out of my way I always make a point of visiting the stone when I'm in the area. If you haven't seen it is worth stopping.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Been a few times.. the walk was much longer than I thought. No signs to show the way despite some ragged drops nearby through other gappy gates. Like much of the Lake District, its abundant weeds are now starting to spoil the look.

Thank izziebon
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Dave L
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