Grange Crags and Woods


This is a lovely little area to explore, especially at the height of autumn when the birch trees are in full golden colour.

It is an easy location to explore with a number of paths taking you this way and that around a number of small woods and grassy boggy areas. With the fells rising on both sides providing backgrounds to your compositions, it makes it fairly easy to avoid the sky intruding into frame (a pet hate of mine when photographing woodlands).

It is highly recommended to wear a comfortable pair of water-proof boots. The paths are sometimes underwater and the ground always boggy.

Autumn and Spring are my favourite times of the year here; but the location can produce some wonderful images at anytime of the year.

Location Information

Location’s Area

Grange : Borrowdale : Lake District

Photography Genre


Access Difficulty

Moderate – Rough, usually wet and boggy paths; some uphill sections.

Time to Location

46 minutes

Distance to Location

1.27 miles

Elevation Climbed

527 feet


Paid National Trust Car Park
Free for members.
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All information correct as of December 2022


Once in the car park, with you back to the road, take the gate in the top left corner of the car park, head down the path and cross the small stream. Then you can either follow the route map below, which takes you past some of the best compositions, finishing with the grand view from the top of Grange Crags over-looking Derwentwater. Or simply explore the area as there are many compositions to be found in this small area of Borrowdale.

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