The attractive village of Seatoller lies near the head of the dramatic Borrowdale valley, where fast flowing Hause Gill from the Honister Pass joins the River Derwent.
The picturesque hamlet of Seatoller
The village houses the Dalehead Base National Park Information Centre, sited within a converted barn. The Information Centre provides programmes of events, walks and a good selection of books, maps and guides for the tourist and hosts interesting displays on the geography, history and geology of the area.
Most of the cottages in the village where built for quarry workers employed at nearby Honister Pass. Before the quarries opened in around 1643, only a farm stood on the site.
A walk to Castle Crag from Seatoller
Distance - 5 miles
*Commencing from the car park at Seatoller, turn right along the road which ascends as it heads toward bleak Honister Pass.
*Upon reaching a bend to the left continue along the path ahead, as you continue, wooded Castle Crag will come into view. Ascend to the summit of Castle Crag, from which there are magnificent views of Borrowdale.
*Descend to the main path and head through the cutting between Castle Crag and High Scawdel. The path drops to arrive at the banks of the River Derwent.Continue passing through woodland then fields.
*Remain on the west bank of the River Derwent, passing a youth hostel to reach a section of the path that is rather precarious in places. Continue along the track ito return to Seatoller.