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Keswick is a bustling market town nestled on the edge of Derwentwater. Surrounded by the northern fells it is ideally located for all activities, whether you want to take on Skiddaw, do a spot of retail therapy or take to the water by boat.

The town centre is home to the Keswick Market and is surrounded by a variety of independent shops. For a unique gift why not check out Alternative or for you chocolate lovers a visit to Ye Old Friars is amust. Not forgetting our four legged guests – Podgy Paws is the place to get kitted out for all your canine hiking adventures.

Grab your flask, rucksack and boots and enjoy so many walks straight from your doorstep. A family favourite is Lattrigg, a manageable climb even for the smallest of legs and gives you some of the best views of Keswick and the surrounding area. For the more adventurous hikers, why not climb Walla Crag or the mighty Skiddaw standing at 931m!


Alternatively you can take a walk down the extremely popular Railway Line Trail to Threlkeld or jump on a launch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings from the lake. For stunning 360 degree views over the surrounding fells head up to the Castlerigg Stone Circle and take in the history of this 5000 year old natural attraction.

For family activities head down Fitz Park and try your hand at tennis, bowling, or take your bike for a spin on the BMX pump track! Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens at Hope Park followed by a game of crazy golf and an ice cream from Cafe Hope.

Feeling hungry? You will be spoilt for choice with locally sourced and award-winning food and drink from the traditional lakeland pub to bistros and restaurants. For a quick bite to eat, pick up one of the freshly made sandwiches from Jans Lakeland Sandwich Shop. If you’re after a dog friendly pub serving good food and real ales check out The Wainwright. Or why not wander down Lake Road and treat yourself to a signature cocktail from The Derwent Walker Cafe Bar or pop into The Fellpack and try one of their tasty Fellpots.

Nearby villages such as Portinscale, Braithwaite, Thornwaite, and Threlkeld also offer great days out and should definitely be on your Lakes to do list.