skip to Main Content

A fantastic scrambling exploration on Dove’s Nest Crag, the Attic Cave will be one to remember.

Parking: Small Car Park in Stonethwaite Village (maps link)

Grade: 2**

A mass of rock which at some point since the last ice age broke apart into several large sections, affording a scrambler a rare opportunity to explore the inner sanctum of a classic Lakeland Buttress.

The easiest (and most spectacular) route questing into the bowels of the buttress is Attic Cave which makes for a brilliant Grade 2.

Attic Cave scramble

From a large ledge, scramble through some large chimneys before making an awkward pull past a chockstone.

Follow the chimney left into a large bay before following polished holds up and right past another chockstone into the cave. To escape its back the way you came!

Recommended Guidebook & Map

The best guidebook for this route is found in the Cicerone guide Scrambles in the Lake District North, available via Paperback or Kindle Book on Amazon here.

The best map for this route is the Ordnance Survey OL4, The English Lakes, North-Western Area available on Amazon here.

Recommended Scrambling Guide: (coming soon)

Recommended Accommodation

You can compare the best hotels, hostels and apartments in Borrowdale on Booking.com here.

Navigation

GuidebookBest Book
MapsBest Map
Guided ToursGuides
AccommodationWhere To Stay?
ContributorWho Contributed?

Route Contributed by: Sam Wainwright

“I live for everything outdoors and to me a bad day in the hills still beats a good day in the office.”

Sam regularly publishes route blogs on his website Wainright Climbing here.

This route was created by Sam Wainwright and donated to the UK Scrambles website through our contributor program.

This generosity enables us to publish a whole range of scrambling routes to help you enjoy the outdoors.

If you have a route you could contribute, submit it to us today.

Sam Wainwright

Route Contributed by: Sam Wainwright

“I live for everything outdoors and to me a bad day in the hills still beats a good day in the office.”

Sam regularly publishes route blogs on his website Wainright Climbing here.

This route was created by Sam Wainwright and donated to the UK Scrambles website through our contributor program.

This generosity enables us to publish a whole range of scrambling routes to help you enjoy the outdoors.

If you have a route you could contribute, submit it to us today.

Sam Wainwright
Back To Top