|Easter Sunday crowds in Borrowdale.|
|Borrowdale Valley from Thunder Stone.|
|Looking across to Yorkshire from Borrowdale Edge|
The route up Breasthigh Road is an easy hike and you're soon onto Borrowdale Edge. The views from here are different to the views from the central fells; away to the east beyond the M6 are the North Yorkshire moors, whilst on the southern side of Borrowdale is Whinfell Common. Everything here is smaller, greener and more rounded. That said the ridge walk is stunning and perfect if you're not in the mood for a big hike, the whole route to the end of Casterfell Hill and back along the valley is only around 7 miles with no hard climbing.
|Looking back up the valley from|
Anyway, back to Borrowdale. This is the perfect place for a gentle Sunday afternoon stroll. If you're looking to add a bit more adventure you could always head back via Whinfell Common. We decided to save that side of the valley for next time we fancy a quiet stroll far from the madding crowd. Borrowdale may share its name with another rather more dramatic area of the lake district, but it's certainly not a poor substitute and is most definitely worth pausing to visit next time you're zooming up the A6.