Explore the villages around Keswick

Discover at your leisure the delights of the many traditional Lakeland villages nestling in Keswick's neighbouring valleys. You can leave the car behind and enjoy a day out using the local buses including the Honister and Borrowdale Ramblers. To the East are woods and lakeside paths around Thirmere and the peaceful St John's in the Vale. The village of Threlkeld is situated at the foot of Blencathra looking towards Clough Head at the Northern end of the Helvellyn range whilst the quiet villages of Applethwaite and Millbeck nestle below the mighty Skiddaw. To the North are the fellside villages of Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket and the hamlets of Ireby, Mosedale and Mungrisdale. The Borrowdale Valley has been called the loveliest valley in England. Watendlath, one of the hidden gems of the area ws left behind as huge glaciers scoured out the main valley. Grange in Borrowdale is very picturesque. Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite and Seatoller are attractive villages at the head of the valley. The Newlands Valley is easily accessible from Keswick separated from Derwentwater by a single range of hills. The nearby villages of Portinscale and Braithwaite make excellent bases for your holiday. Buttermere is a lovely village situated at the foot of the Newlands Pass between Buttermere and Crummock Water.

The villages around Keswick make an excellent base for your holiday whether it be for a relaxing, touring, walking or an adventure holiday. There is an excellent choice of walking routes in the Keswick area including low level valley walks, ridge walks and fell walks. It would be quite possible with many of the local villages to leave your car at your accommodation and walk from your door for a week without retracing your steps. We have a wide range of attractions and activities on offer with excellent instructors available if you would like to take up a new activity or improve your technique.

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