Get to Know Keswick

Morning - Spend the morning browsing round Keswick town centre. You will discover lots of lovely shops both in the main Market Square and down every alley and side street. There are unique independent shops not found in the traditional high street. Most of the art galleries are off the main square and sell photographs, paintings, pottery and jewellery by local artists and craftspeople. If you need outdoor gear or equipment Keswick has a wide range of specialist retailers plus you will find a good choice of fashion shops.There are various shopping areas in Keswick with a mixture of traditional and contemporary shops, don't miss Packhorse Court, just off the Market Square, Lake Road and St John's Street aswell as Station Street and Tithebarn Street. There is a weekly market on Thursday and Saturday.
Afternoon - Take the short walk to Derwentwater lakeshore and boat landings. The regular launch service around the lake starts from here and rowing and small motor boats can be hired. It takes about 15 minutes level leisurely stroll via Lake Road and the beautiful gardens of Hope Park to walk to the lake from Keswick Market Square. There are seven waymarked walks signposted from the National Trust shop at the boat landings. Ranging from just 15 minutes to 1¾ hours the routes are easy to follow, whichever one you choose .If time is short only five minutes walk brings you to the not to be missed Friar's Crag with its tremendous views across the lake and towards Borrowdale.