The Local Keswick Area...
Keswick is a superb location if you wish to explore the Lake District. The town is on the shores of Derwentwater and is surrounded by beautiful fells.
Superb Fell Walking Country
The walking locally is excellent whatever standard you enjoy. Several major walking routes such as the Cumbria Way and the Allerdale Ramble pass through the area, as well as cycle routes such as the Coast to Coast (C2C). Skiddaw, overlooking Keswick, is the 4th highest mountain in England and the views from the top are well known for being some of the best in the Lakes.
Whether it is walking, boating, climbing, horse riding, paragliding or mountain biking, there is something for everyone in the Keswick area.
Derwentwater is popular for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, fishing and has its own Launch Service stopping at several points around the Lake, allowing you to walk so far and cruise the rest.
Places to Eat & Drink
The town itself is well known for it's excellent restaurants, tea shops and inns, offering something for every taste and budget.
Local villages such as Portinscale and Braithwaite offer a quiet alternative to the town itself and are within easy walking distance of Keswick.
If you want to escape the crowds, the peaceful Northern Fells behind Skiddaw, are only 25 minutes drive away.
There are also many other local attractions to enjoy too, including Rheged Discovery Centre on the A66 towards Penrith (winner of the global "BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards"), the Theatre By The Lake, the Pencil Museum, Honister Slate Mine and Derwentwater Marina.
There is something for everyone around Keswick and Derwentwater!