Wainwright 11 for my little ones
I get told quite regularly that this Wainwright is ‘very easy’ and ‘very child friendly’ so, naturally, I had to see for myself! However, I certainly wouldn’t say this was a ‘very easy’ Wainwright walk! While the distance isn’t too far, the terrain is steep in parts and the slate climb to the top can make it a little bit hairy for some!
That being said, the children LOVED the steep climb. They had actually complained for much of the walk until they reached the rocky, slate climb. I’m quickly realising my children really enjoy the climbs that push, and challenge, them! Fantastic for my anxiety levels.
Castle Crag is found in the stunning village of Rosthwaite, there is a National Trust Car Park at the start of the walk – postcode CA12 5XB. The route itself is approximately 3-3.5 miles, you can see from our Strava map that we completed a loop. If I were to take the children here again I would take the right hand side path up, then back down again, and not complete the loop. There is more to see on this side and the children much preferred this half of the walk.