"Derwent water and Keswick" Lake District National Park Things to Do Tip by catkin

Lake District National Park Things to Do: 245 reviews and 501 photos

  Dewrent water on a winter day
by catkin

Once a mining town, Keswick now mainly caters for the tourists which visit year round. Standing at the head of Derwent Water and because it is within easy reach of the other lakes and fells, Keswick is an ideal place to stay when visiting the area.
Castlerigg stone circle which was built around 1400BC stands on top of a hill just outside Keswick and although it is not as large as Stonehenge or Avebury it is worth going to take a look.
Dewrwent Water itself is very picturesque with Skiddaw watching over it. There are a few small pleasure boats here to take you round the lake or you can hire small motor boats or rowing boats to do it yourself.
You will not find any power boats, water skiers or jet skies here as there is a 10 mile per hour limit on the lake.

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2004
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