Accessibility in and around Keswick

Accessible Accommodation in the Keswick area

Click here for details of accessible accommodation.

There are both bed and breakfast and self catering options available.

Please do discuss your individual requirements with the owner prior to booking as facilities vary considerably between properties.

If you are looking for accommodation suitable for wheelchair access or limited mobility please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by tel 017687 75738 and we can advise you.

Places To Stay in and around Keswick with Ground Floor Rooms

We have a selection of places to stay with ground floor rooms but please do discuss your needs with the owner prior to booking as these rooms are not specifically accessible and may, for example, have steps outside the property or be situated on a hill.

Car Parks in Keswick with Designated Disabled Spaces

There are several car parks in Keswick with disabled spaces. Click here for more details.

Radar Accessible Toilets

There are 2 locations in Keswick -

Lake District Calvert Trust Residential Outdoor Centre

Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre delivering outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities. Specialist equipment allows guests to experience a range of activities with rooms designed for the care of those with profound and complex disabilities.

Accessible Walks in and around Keswick

Keswick to Friars Crag -This is a level walk taking you through Hope Park on the edge of the town and along the lake as far as the viewpoint at Friars Crag.

Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path -  a 10km out and back off road trail  which is surfaced with smooth tarmac the whole distance with very low gradients. It is suitable for both conventional wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is regular seating along the route.

Parks - Both Fitz Park and Hope Park have wide level paths which are wheelchair accessible. Fitz Park has car parking on Crosthwaite Road whilst the Lakeside car park is close to Hope Park and the lake shore.

Latrigg - There is a small car park at Gale Road above Applethwaite with a Limited Mobility Path to the summit of Latrigg and the viewpoint over Keswick.

Whinlatter Forest - Designated Walking Trail - The trail is 1500metres long. Some of the trail has a loose surface. The trail is sloped. The trail has seats.There is a one mile way marked trail at Revelin Moss which is suitable for most wheelchairs and buggies. The surface is gravel forest road and relatively flat, with lovely views of Grisedale Pike. The route starts from Revelin Moss car park, a quarter of a mile from the main visitor centre car park. 

There are other short walks starting from the Visitor Centre. More info.

Things To Do and Eating Out

On our website, accessible shops, attractions, outdoor activities and places to eat display a disabled access logo.

Some businesses offer more specific information on their own websites which you can view at the links below -

Theatre by the Lake - click here for accessibility information.

Keswick Museum - click here for accessibility information.

Whinlatter Forest - click here for accessibility information

Mirehouse Historic House & Gardens - click here for accessibility information

Thornthwaite Galleries - click here for accessibility information

Keswick Launch - has a ramp suitable for wheelchairs to gain access to Pier One at Keswick Boat Landings, however it is not possible to board the launch in a wheelchair. People with limited walking ability may be able to descend the four steps into the launch themselves. Wheelchairs can be taken on some of the launches, but the person will need assistance to help them board the boat. Please contact the launch to arrange. for more info and contact details click here.

Outdoor Mobility

Do you have trouble walking and would like to experience more of what the Lake District has to offer...?

Trampers are available at Whinlatter Forest from Outdoor Mobility which you can hire for a mimimal cost to enjoy an amazing 2.5 miles waymarked trail with spectacular views in the forest.

Outdoor Mobility, a charity, provides 'all terrain mobility scooters' at Whinlatter Forest and other outdoor attractions in the Lake District for those over age 14 years.

Multi site Membership £2.50 2 weeks, £10.00 Annual

Mobility Scooter & Wheelchair Hire

Mobility scooter hire available from Keswick Motor Company, Lake Road Keswick Tel: 017687 72064.  They also have one wheelchair available for hire, £10 per day.

Accessible Toilets in Allerdale and Copeland

Theatre by the Lake and the National Trust Partner to Make the Outdoors More Accessible with a New Tramper and Guided Accessible Walks

The Tramper allows those with limited mobility to join these walks and explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District. 

With its robust design and off-road capabilities, the Tramper can navigate a variety of terrains, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all.

For more information please contact

Theatre By the Lake