Visit Borrowdale

  • Mountain Biking
  • Boats
  • Lake House
  • Long Valley Yurts
  • Borrowdale
  • Borrowdale Bridge
  • Borrowdale

about Borrowdale:


• ‘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.

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