Derwent Island House Open Days


Organizer: National Trust Borrowdale and Buttermere Valleys

Name: National Trust Keswick Lakeside Shop





Lake Road
Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Price Notes

Adult £14.25 Child £4.00, 8 to 16 years Family 2A 2C Group £28.50 Family 2A 3C Group £32.55



Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.

Under the expert eyes of our qualified canoe instructors, pick up a paddle and climb aboard a very stable rafted canoe. On reaching the island enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of Pocklington's Georgian house and then explore the gardens and the rest of the island at your leisure.

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A booking fee of 5% per ticket applies to all customers.
Families very welcome. The house tour is suitable for children aged 8 and above
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Walk 270m past the Keswick Lakeside shop (CA12 5DJ) and the launch jetties to our canoes - look out for the National Trust flag.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather forecast as your visit takes place mostly outdoors. We recommend wellies or a change of shoes as you may get wet feet getting in and out of the canoe.
This event involves getting in and out of a canoe and access through the house involves steps and stairs.
For safety this event is for ages 8 years and up. To ensure safe adult to child ratios we do not offer a family ticket for 1A & 3C. First canoes leave the foreshore at 10.15am and then at 30 minute intervals until 2.30pm, this final tour returning to the foreshore at 5pm. Your visit will last approximately 2½ hours.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
10/04/2019 10/04/2019 Various, see website
30/05/2019 30/05/2019 Various, see website
23/06/2019 23/06/2019 Various, see website
01/08/2019 01/08/2019 Various, see website
22/08/2019 22/08/2019 Various, see website