Rosthwaite cottages

Rosthwaite cottages

Rosthwaite sits in a wide spot at the southern end of Borrowdale, a valley which penetrates deep into the central massif of the Lake District from the southern end of Derwentwater. Rosthwaite’s white and grey stone cottages are bordered by two rivers, the Derwent and Stonethwaite Beck and surrounded by flat valley pastures neatly divided by large stone walls. The Coast to Coast Walk, Allerdale Ramble, and Cumbrian Way all pass through Rosthwaite. Just south of the village the valley splits into two. In Seathwaite the road climbs steeply out of the village of Seatoller over the Honister Pass into Buttermere. The road in Stonethwaite soon ends at the hamlet which gives the valley its name, and footpaths head over passes to Great Langdale and Grasmere. On the third Sunday in September Rosthwaite hosts the Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet and Show with fell racing, sheepdog trials, hound trailing, and craft displays amongst the many attractions.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Castle Crag, Catbells, Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Glaramara. A few miles away: Haystacks, High Stile Ridge, Newlands Valley, Skiddaw Further afield: Blencathra, Coledale Horseshoe.

Rosthwaite cottages