Things to do around Keswick:

Keswick is a wonderful place to be based if you wish to explore the Lake District. The town is on the shores of Derwentwater and is surrounded by majestic mountains. The walking locally is superb 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, at 3053 feet is the 4th highest mountain in England and the views from the top are superb.

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 sailingwindsurfingcanoeingrowing and has its own Launch Service stopping at several points around the Lake. Boats can be hired from Nichol End Marine at Portinscale, about 2 miles from Keswick.

The town is well known for it’s excellent eating and drinking establishments, with a wide range of restaurants, inns, and tea shops. We can give advice on the local favourites.

Outdoor shops abound if you need that essential outdoor equipment for the fells – Keswick is the home of the famous George Fisher outdoor shop on Lake Road.

For those of you into golf, Keswick Golf Club has an 18 hole golf course at Threlkeld Hall, just 5 miles from Keswick. Superb course surrounded by stunning scenery! 10% off green fees at Keswick Golf Club when booked through us.

Local villages such as Threlkeld and Braithwaite offer a quiet alternative to the town itself and are within easy walking distance of Keswick or there is an excellent regular bus service to both villages. There is an excellent bridleway / cycle route to Threlkeld along the old railway line from Keswick.

Or if you want to escape the crowds, the peaceful Caldbeck area of the Northern Fells behind Skiddaw, is only 25 minutes drive away.

There are many other attractions to enjoy too, including the Theatre By The Lake, the Pencil MuseumKeswick Mining MuseumDerwentwater Marina and Rheged Discovery Centre (winner of the global “BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards”).

Keswick Beer Festival is a popular event held each year in June – try out excellent real ales from Cumbria and afar.

Keswick Mountain Festival is a family event running for 5 days held in mid-May every year. Come and discover the adventure by trying out one of our many different outdoor events or attending a speaker event. (If you are attending the Keswick Convention, be sure to book early)

Mountain bike hire is available locally in Keswick town centre from Keswick Mountain Bikes or the Lakeland Peddler.

To check out the current weather in Keswick, visit the George Fisher Webcam.

For more information about Lake District Walks, check out John Dawson’s Walks website.