"Derwent Water" Keswick Things to Do Tip by mickeyboy07

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This is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District,it lies wholly within the borough of Allerdale in Cumbria.The lake occupies part of Borrowdale and lies directly south of the town of 'Keswick'.It is both fed and drained by the River Derwent and measures 3 miles long by 1 mile wide and in some parts can be up to 22 metres deep(72 feet).The lake is surrounded by hills(known locally as fells)and many of the slopes facing the lake are extensively wooded.A regular passenger ferry takes people to various stops around the lake including the Marina's of Portinscale and Lodore Falls.Recreational walking is a major tourist activity in these parts and an extensive network of footpaths exists within the hills and woods surrounding the lake.Taking a gentle stroll round the lake took us just over an hour and ten mins with a few stops to take pictures,well worth doing.

Address: Directly south of Keswick
Website: http://www.visitcumbria.com

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  • Written Nov 11, 2011
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