Things to do nearby Greystones (Borrowdale)

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Borrowdale is one of the loveliest valleys in the Lake District!  One of the best ways of exploring it is, of course, on foot.  There are hundreds of walks from Greystones.  One of my favourites is meandering through the woods, along the side of the river.  You might even find a cave or two to explore. 

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Catbells is a popular mountain to go up.  It’s not too big but it looks spectacular.  And you can always carry on over to the next mountain, Maiden Moor, and beyond. 

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If you’d like a biggie though, then Scafell is a must.  You can either set out from Greystones walking along the valley floor first, or you can drive up to Rosthwaite, park at the farm there and start the ascent immediately.  Either way, it’s a full day out!  Bring plenty of sandwiches. 

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Honister Mine is at the far end of the Borrowdale valley.  A drive up the pass takes you to the mine itself and the regular mine tours or you might prefer to try out their via ferrata and infinity bridge instead.  Hope you have a head for heights with this one!

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The bowder stone is a big stone, just a 10 minute walk from Greystones.  You’ll often see climbers hanging upside down on its underside but there is a ladder up the side of it which is a much easier way of getting to the top!

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Keswick is your nearest town and has all sorts going on.  Theatre, cinema, shops, restaurants, cafes.  Derwentwater Lake is just a 5 minute walk from the town centre.  Here you can hire rowing boats or take a trip on the steamer (I’d recommending hopping on and off to explore various parts of the lake shore). 

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If you like a spot of adventure, then contact the Keswick Climbing Wall or King Kong in the centre of Keswick and book a day out climbing, canoeing, ghyll scrambling, archery or anything else that takes your fancy!

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