Lake Derwentwater from Suprise View  

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Keswick is a vibrant market
town, nestled on the shores of Derwentwater watched over by
the mighty Skiddaw mountain.

Surrounded by other
magnificent fells just waiting
to be explored along with
plenty of low-level
walks all providing spectacular scenery and tranquillity.


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Derwentwater is known as
“The Queen of the Lakes” and boasts the only inhabited
island in the Lake District.
It also has a 'magic' island
which only occasionally
floats to the surface.

The regular motorised
launch service round the
lake allows access to
its many beautiful shoreline
areas and is a really
useful water 'bus' for
explorers and sightseers.

From the M6 motorway
: the best approach to Keswick is via the A66 from Penrith leading to the A591 Penrith Rd. Watch out for this turnoff as it's easy to drive past it by mistake. If you do miss it, don't worry, they are two more turn-offs further on. As you enter Keswick, the River Greta is on your right hand side. As you near the town, there is a long green slate wall flanking the river. At the end of this wall and just after the green metal arched walkway bridge that crosses the river, turn first left. It's a sharp left, (almost turning back on yourself), the Cumbrian Cottages shop should be on your right as you drive into Southey St. We are about 100m along the road on the right hand side.

By public transport: walk up the Main St, keeping the Moot Hall on your right. At the top of Main St, at the end of the paved area, carry straight on up St Johns Street until you get to St Johns church, turn left on to Church street and we are on the right at the bottom of Church St.

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