The Local Area...
Keswick is a wonderful place to be based if you wish to explore the Lake District. The town is on the shores of Derwentwater and is surrounded by majestic mountains. The walking locally is superb whatever standard you enjoy.
Several major walking routes such as the Cumbria Way and the Allerdale Ramble pass through the area, as well as cycle routes such as the Coast to Coast (www.C2C-guide.co.uk).
As a keen cyclist myself, we have ample storage for your bikes and can advise on routes long or short.
Skiddaw, overlooking Keswick, at 3053 feet is the 4th highest mountain in England and the views from the top are superb.
Whether it is walking, boating, climbing, horse riding, paragliding or mountain biking, there is something for everyone in the Keswick area and we can help planning your day.
Derwentwater is popular for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing and has its own Launch Service stopping at several points around the Lake.
The town itself is well known for it's excellent eating and drinking establishments (if we haven't tempted you to have dinner with us!), with a wide range of restaurants, inns, and tea shops.It also has the Keswick Museum, and the Puzzle place.
For those of you into Golf, Keswick Golf Club www.keswickgolfclub.com has an 18 hole golf course at Threlkeld Hall, just 5 miles from Keswick. Superb course surrounded by stunning scenery!
There are many other attractions to enjoy too, including the Theatre By The Lake, www.theatrebythelake.co.uk, the Pencil Museum, www.pencils.co.uk , Threlkeld Mining Museum, Derwentwater Marina, www.derwentwatermarina.co.uk and the Rheged Discovery Centre, www.rheged.com, near Penrith.
Or if you want to escape the crowds, the peaceful Caldbeck area of the Northern Fells behind Skiddaw, is only 25 minutes drive away.