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Follow the road down from Keswick to Borrowdale, past Derwent water, past the hotels.... and keep going. The land gets greener and the valley walls start to rise around you. The road narrows between the crowded cottages of Rosthwaite where parking can be found . Over a narrow stone bridge is the Cumbria way... turn right and keep walking. From here you can find paths to Seathwaite with its graphite mines, waterfalls and gorges, or to Great Gable - or even Scafell if the day is long enough. Alternatively the valley of Langstrath stretches away with its rocks and stone walls round the Borrowdale fells. The ground in June is starred with cotton grass, and bluebells colour the hillside. The pass over to Mickleden is at the corner, or carry on round and up... ever up... to Angle Tarn, to Esk Pike and to Bowfell. The views are stunning when the cloud lifts. The valley in Rosthwaite is known for red squirrels, and many passerines.