Dive into Derwentwater
Dive into Derwentwater, Keswick's lake, and have a go at all the activities taking place on it, around it and of course, in it.
Derwentwater rivals anywhere in the world for its sheer stunning location and beauty. So, dive in, and have a holiday to remember.
Sail on it ............. hire a rowing boat, canoe, kayak, dragon boat - with two marinas and many water sport activity providers, the choice of watercraft is varied and fun. Sail to one of the islands, explore and have a picnic. Join a group and safely sail the day away.
Walk round it .......... a round trip of nine miles; stop for coffee and cake at one of the hotels and cafes you'll pass on the way. Rest on one of the single beaches and simply watch the world go by.
Paddle in it ........... or feed the ducks or buy the kids a fishing net. The lakeshore is just perfect for families. Pack a picnic and have a memorable family day out. Take the launch to your favourite bay - which will it be - Brandelhow or Manesty, or perhaps Calf Close Bay?
Ramble round it ............. with the Rambler Stagecoach buses. From Keswick, travelling along the Borrowdale Road by the side of Derwentwater, visit our wonderful Borrowdale Valley and stop off at its attractions along the way - Honister Slate Mine, Whinlatter Forest with its Play Area, Cycle tracks and GoApe. Take a break at Buttermere or Grange and enjoy an ice cream.
Stay by it.......Keswick is situated by the lake - just a short walk from town. Quality accommodation from camping to cosy cottages, guest houses to luxury hotels. Try a valley location for a change-peace and quiet a world away from city life!
Walk on the fells surrounding it ................... Derwentwater is surrounded by Skiddaw, Walla Crag, Catbells and the Jaws of Borrowdale. Plenty of fellwalking to give you such a fabulous day out. Explore the fells yourself, with map and compass in hand, or take a walk in the company of an experienced guide.
Do something new on it .........try a new activity - mountain biking; ghyll scrambling; high ropes; Via Ferrata; climbing - our hills ar alive with adventure!
Keswick the Lake District - there are plenty of events to keep you happy. Keep up to date with what's on by checking out our What's On page.
Visit our museums, art galleries, Cinema and Theatre - plenty to do even if it rains!
Shopping in Keswick is also fun - get completely kitted out so you can adventure in style.
Check out keswick.org regularly to check for Special Offers - they'e available for accommodation, food, shopping, activities.