What to see around Keswick
Derwentwater is the “Jewel” of the Lake District and sits at the head of the Borrowdale Valley. Surrounded by mountains Keswick is the ideal location for walking, climbing or just enjoying the fantastic landscape.
To the North is Skiddaw which dominates the scene as it towers over Keswick. To the East Blencathra, with Clough Head and the Dodds forming the ridge to Helvellyn. South is Borrowdale and a multitude of Fells of all sizes leading to the highest point in England, Scafell Pike. West is Grisedale Pike and the Fells of Newlands Valley.
During your stay we can advise on the many walking routes which are accessble from Keswick with guidebooks and maps available.
Much of the beauty of the Lake District can be enjoyed from a low level so take a look at the images below and be inspired. The Keswick launch cruises hourly around Derwentwater and provides breathtaking views as you complete a circuit of the lake. This a great way to “get your bearings” before exploring further on foot to discover what the Keswick area has to offer. There are six jetties you can sail to, then enjoy a walk on the fells or back in to the town. There are stunning views in all directions from the launch which might urge you to set out on foot once you arrive at one of the jetties.
At Glendale we have discounted tickets on sale for the Keswick Launch.
Cat Bells, Lodore Falls, Ashness Bridge and Surprise view are just a few of the walks which are all easily reached from the boat landings.
Beautiful Watendlath is 5 miles from Keswick where you will find a tea shop, a well stocked trout fishing lake and many easy Lake District walks. The village of Grange sits at the south end of the lake and further down the valley you will discover the villages of Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite and Seatoller. So many walks of all grades, as well as dicovering amazing sights such as the Bowder Stone, will keep you occupied during your holiday that you may not need to venture out of the Borrowdale Valley. All of this is only a few minutes from Keswick and can be easily reached by Boat, Bus, Car, or on foot.
There are so many events and things to do in Keswick throughout the year. Follow this link for a full diary listing of Events and Festivals in Keswick .
Glendale Guest House is “The Perfect Base To Explore The Lakes”. During your stay in Keswick we can provide all the information you need to visit many of the places in these photographs, and many more places for walks and generally exploring the Lake District.