Braithwaite, Keswick

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Braithwaite, Keswick

The village of Braithwaite is located just two miles from Keswick at the foot of the Whinlatter Pass and enjoys excellent views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding Lakeland fells.

Braithwaite has a good selection of holiday accommodation including B&B's, farmhouses, pubs, camping and caravanning and self catering. The village has good facilities including two shops, two pubs, two resturants and a bistro. For a wider choice the market town of Keswick is only a few minutes drive away and Cockermouth is approximately 15 minutes by car.

Braithwaite is on the X5 Penrith-Keswick-Workington route making it ideal to enjoy the pubs, restaurants, theatre and cinema in Keswick. The Osprey Bus, Keswick to Mirehouse/ Dodd Wood - Service 74/74A. The Osprey bus will take you on a journey to explore Bassenthwaite Lake. There are stops at Whinlatter Visitor Centre where you can see the ospreys, Thornthwaite Galleries, Dubwath Wetland Nature Reserve, Trotters World of Animals, Mirehouse and Dodd Wood. The Osprey Bus is part of the Bassenthwaite Reflections Programme, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
For bus timetables click here.

Walkers are spoilt for choice in Braithwaite. It would be quite possible to leave your car in the village and walk from your door for a fortnight without retracing your steps. Possibilities include Barrow Fell, Causey Pike and the Coledale Horseshoe which includes the Lakeland fells of Grisdale Pike, Eel Crag and Crag Hill. For walking routes click here.


The Whinlatter Pass takes you up into Whinlatter Forest, Englands's only mountain forest with an excellent choice of trails for both walking and mountain biking. Depending on the time of year live pictures can be seen at the Whinlatter Visitor Centre of the world famous Bassenthwaite ospreys or the red squirrels when the Ospreys have migrated to more sunnier climes. Just above Braithwaite is Noble Knott, a very fine viewpoint with parking spaces overlooking Bassenthwaite and Keswick.

This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas with Defra as the managing authority