• ‘A wild country south of Keswick' wrote William Gilpin in 1752 and so it must have seemed to the first Victorian tourists to venture through the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale'.
• Today Borrowdale is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Cumbria with sheep-grazed uplands and extensive tracts of oak woodland draping the hillsides.
• The valley of Borrowdale penetrates deeply into the central massif of the Lake District (Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Bow Fell and Glaramara).
• Seathwaite recorded as the wettest inhabited place in England.
• Seatoller, a cluster of white and grey cottages at the foot of the Honister Pass, once housed miners from the graphite mine and quarrymen from Honister Slate Mine.