Walks, Drives and Places to Visit
There is so much to do in the Lake District. Walking is probably one of the most popular things to do as there is just so much open space surrounded by amazing vistas, mountains and lakes. We have assembled a brief guide to some of the walks we like to do and further details of these can be accessed by the links below or in the right column.
- Ascend Latrigg – a steep path but great views await
- Railway Line Path/Lower Latrigg – Delightful circular walk
- Around Derwentwater – 9 miles with many changing views
- Ascend Walla Crag – amazing views of Derwentwater and the Gates of Borrowdale
- Castlehead & Cockshot Wood – a small crag with lovely views
- Ascend Catbells – a favourite and popular ridge walk
That’s not to say that everything can only be appreciated on foot as there are some fantastic drives as well. We have also put a few of these together; there’s a lovely drive past Derwentwater and on through to Crummock Water, a slightly longer drive via Newlands Pass (a high road) to Buttermere and then a long drive out to some of the Northern Lakes.
If it’s a bit of shopping or eating and drinking you’d prefer then why not wander into town and explore its vast array of bars, restaurants, outdoor adventure & clothing shops and attractions?
There is much to see and do in Keswick.
Why not take in a show at the celebrated Theatre By The Lake, a film at the Alhambra Cinema, enjoy a visit to the Pencil Museum, a trip around or across the lake via a Keswick Launch or simply enjoy the Thursday or Saturday markets.