Walking Routes in and around Keswick

Choose your walk.....

We have provided downloads of a variety of walks. Make sure you read Safety on the Fells before partaking in any outdoor activities!

The walks to download are all tried and trusted walks - please download and enjoy.

Several fells such as Catbells and Castle Crag have been made famous by Julia Bradbury's  TV Series 'Wainwright Walks'.

High Raise and Ullscarf from Borrowdale

High Spy, Maiden Moor and Catbells

The Bowder Stone and Watendlath

Buttermere and Scales Force

Skiddaw via Sale How

Helvellyn from Thirlmere


Walks in Whinlatter, England's only Mountain Forest

Walking trails map


A Walk of Art - This is one of the Royal Geographical Society Discovering Britain walks. It starts and finishes at Derwentwater Independent Hostel and guides you through 490 million years of landscape change and 3 centuries of landscape art in the Borrowdale Valley. You can download written and audio versions of the route instructions and commentary here below. You can borrow booklets of the route instructions and commentary from the hostel reception - they free to borrow with a £10 deposit.


THE NATIONAL TRUST protects almost all the central Lake District fells and major valley heads, 91 farms and 24 lakes and tarns. This autumn, why not join The National Trust in a Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor? They're running seven guided walks around Borrowdale with our friends at the Lake District National Park Authority. Visit the events page to choose a guided walk in one of the special places we love, or download one of our walks from the menu on the right to go at your own pace.



Keswick walks with Smartwool. 


Newlands Round

Explore Keswick with Jennings

Download a map with routes


Polartec Walks around Keswick

Borrowdale and Castle Crag

Coledale Round

Skiddaw via Jenkin Hill

Bowderstone and Watendlath


Jennings Adventure Ale Trails - Helvellyn 4 Day

Lake District National Park Walking information

Long Distance Routes

Cumbrian Way - This 112km route passes right through Keswick and was devised by local Ramblers' Association members in the 1970's. It starts in Ulverston in the south of Cumbria and heads north through the Lake District National Park, finishing in Carlisle. Mostly a low level long distance footpath, with a few high exposed sections it has the option of including some summits. The entire route is waymarked thanks to National Park staff and volunteers. It is broken down into five sections which are 17-25km long. Stage Three finishes and Stage Four starts in Keswick giving you the opportunity to spend an extra day or so in Keswick en route. Download the routes for each stage from the right hand side of this page.


These are 42 routes across the National Park suitable for people with limited mobility. Wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, dogwalkers with less active dogs and the visually impaired can download the walk from Miles without Stiles.