Keswick is a small market town located between Skiddaw and Derwentwater and one of the most popular destinations for family holidays and romantic getaways in England’s iconic Lake District.
You’ll find a wealth of information on the visit Keswick website, with links to companies offering all sorts of tours and outdoor activities, including Ghyll Scrambling and fell walking.
At 3 miles long and a mile wide Derwent is one of the principal lakes in the famous District, offering a wide range of watersports and leisure activities, as well as wonderful walks, views and natural environment.
Keswick Extreme, 0.5 mile
A well-established local business offering a full range of thrilling activities such as Ghyll Scrambling, gorge walking and canyoning.
Derwent Water Marina, 300 metres
A hive of activity – with the opportunity to try out sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding on your own or in groups.
Derwent Pencil Museum, 1 mile
Located in Derwent, the home of the first ever pencil, discover stories of World War II, hidden maps, an 8-metre long colour pencil, as well as fine art shop, workshops and café.
Alhambra Cinema, 1.3 miles
A traditional, independent cinema that was built in 1913 and still hosts the Keswick Film Club every Sunday evening screening the best of British and World cinema, as well as hosting the Keswick Film Festival in spring.
Theatre by the Lake, 1.7 miles
An absolute gem – one of the most beautiful venues imaginable for a theatre, with a regular programme of high-quality productions. Why not arrive by boat!
Friar’s Crag, 2 miles
The wonderful views from Friar’s Crag are the same as when the writer and artist John Ruskin described it in 1824 as, ‘ia place almost too beautiful to live in’.
Castlerigg Stone Circle, 3 miles
One of England’s most dramatic stone circles – raised some 5,000 years ago – with panoramic views of Helvellyn and High Seat.
Grisedale Pike, 5 miles
A challenging, but wonderful scramble up the summit will give you some of the Lake District’s most stunning panoramic views.
Skiddaw, 6 miles
Skiddaw towers over Keswick just inviting you to walk, ramble, scramble, clamber your way to the top, because you just know that those views will be as good as it’s possible to experience.
Helvellyn, 11 miles
One of the Lake District’s most famous peaks, with a range of routes up to the top of the world!