Castlehead and Cockshot Wood

Derwent boat landingsA small crag with lovely views. The woods are particularly lovely in May when the bluebells are out.

Turn right from Hazelmere and head to Keswick’s Market Square, walk to the left of the Moot Hall and go straight up St John’s Street past the Cinema and continue on until you find Springs Road on the right. Walk along Springs Road and take the path on the right in between the fields just 300 yards along and climb up through the woods to the top of Castlehead (162m, 531’) for a lovely view of Derwentwater.

Use the paths on either side of the summit to descend to the Borrowdale road, the road taking the path towards Cockshot Wood which lies behind the Theatre by the Lake. You may either leave Cockshot Wood at the far end and stroll back around to Friar’s Crag via the lakeshore path or go through the wood and back through the park by the Boat Landings.

Things to do – Walks

Ascend Latrigg
Get a great view of Keswick

Railway Line Path/Lower Latrigg:
Delightful circular walk

Walk Around Derwentwater
Walk the whole 9 miles or hop on a launch and walk back

Walla Crag and Ashness
A classic walk with a classic view

Castlehead and Cockshot Wood
The woods are particularly lovely in May when the Blue Bells are out

Favourite ridge walk rising up to 445m (1424 feet) with a clear path giving stunning views of Derwentwater

Things to do – Drives

Derwentwater Drive
A delightful drive through what we think is the loveliest valley of them all.

Buttermere & Crummock
This drive of just under 30 miles takes in spectacular passes and wonderful lake views. Several walks are suggested for this day out.

The North Lakes
A longer drive : around 60 miles – which takes in 6 lakes/tarns and the spectacular Kirkstone Pass.