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Derwentwater has to be one of the most romantic lakes in the British Isles – if not the whole of Europe. Surrounded by the rolling hills (known as fells) of the Lake District National Park in the North West of the UK, it was once known as the playground of the gentry. Now, it is renowned across the length and breadth Britain as a place of outstanding natural beauty with much to offer for the weekend adventurer, the long stay holiday maker or the inquisitive day tripper.

Whether the visitor wants to sit at the waters edge and enjoy the every changing tapestry of scenic views, trek along a myriad of marked pathways and hiking routes or just laze amongst the small shops of the town of Keswick, Derwentwater has something for every outdoor family or couple that is seeking during a well-deserved break.

Derwentwater nestles in the Borough of Allerdale in the County of Cumbria, and is situated on the southern doorstep of the small but picturesque town of Keswick. The roads approaching the lake are full of twists and turn and the drivers are advised to take extra care when approaching this destination.

JUST CRUISING

A passenger motor launch sails daily offering visitors the opportunity to view the countryside from the point of view of the ‘Water’ including its seven lakeside marinas. The most popular are located at Keswick, Portinscale and Lodore Falls. Boats are often available for hire at these locations and are one of the best ways to appreciate the remarkable beauty of this English lake. The topography of the hills ensures that the lake has many little bays with intriguing names such as: Otterbield Bay, Withesike Bay, Calfclose Bay and Strandshag Bay. Victoria Bay is particularly lovely and is overlooked by the beautiful Brandlehow Park.

WARM FIRES AND HOSPITALITY

The romance of Derwentwater goes far beyond chocolate box views and blue skies. The views are always astounding but it can also be cold and wet at times with mists rifting across the lake. This is the time to wrap up warm and snuggle up next to a crackling fire at one of Keswick’s many friendly pubs.   Derwentwater is a place that can both sooth your soul and warm the cockles of your heart.

Local sights and activities include; walking, cycling, kayaking and sailing. Equally, a short stroll to the nearest bus stop and you can be off to explore the interesting sights of Keswick’s little sister – Borrowdale.

DON’T MISS …

Nearby sights and stops around Derwentwater include: Ashness Bridge, Surprise View (a steep 15 minute walk from Ashness Bridge), Lodore Falls, The Bridge and boardwalk, as well as Entrust (hands) sculpture commissioned by the National Trust.

Don’t miss the ‘Bowder Stone’ which is a twenty minute walk from Grange. Joseph Pocklington placed a ladder against this enormous boulder in 1789. Now cared for by the National Trust, you can still climb a ladder to the top of the Bowder Stone, but be careful of the slippery surfaces.

And finally – keep a special look out for all you romantics and poet lovers for the Yew trees at Seathwaite – these are the heirs of the Borrowdale Yews, the ancient yew-trees made famous by William Wordsworth’s graceful sonnet Yew-Trees.

Derwentwater in the Lake District has played host to many thousands and thousands of visitors since the late 18th century…and she continues to call, the only question is will you answer her…?

Finally, for all romantics and poet lovers, keep a special look out for the Yew trees at Seathwaite – these are the heirs of the Borrowdale Yews, the ancient yew-trees made famous by William Wordsworth’s graceful sonnet Yew-Trees.

Derwentwater in the Lake District has played host to many thousands and thousands of visitors since the late 18th century…and continues to call, the only question is will you answer?

NEAREST CAMPING AND CARAVANNING CLUB SITE

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Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Crow Park Road, Keswick
Cumbria, England, CA12 5EP
+44 (0)1768 772 392
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

NEAREST CAMPING AND CARAVANNING CLUB SITE

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Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Crow Park Road, Keswick
Cumbria, England, CA12 5EN
+44 (0)1768 772 579
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Contact Details

  • Address: Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, CA12 5DJ
  • GPS: 54.5936567,-3.1402841000000307
  • Part of UK: England
  • Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5DJ
  • Entrance Fees: Free Access
  • Disabled Access: Good
  • Visibility from Road: Excellent
  • Image Credits: Steve Heap

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