Slate works, Castle Crag, Borrowdale

Slate works, Castle Crag, Borrowdale

One of the things that makes Castle Crag such a fascinating place to visit is that over the years visitors have evolved a custom of erecting cairns and standing stones using the detritus of the old slate quarrying works near the summit of the crag.

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