• Buttermere — approx 25 minutes drive from Stonegarth Guest House. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Buttermere — approx 25 minutes drive from Stonegarth Guest House.

  • Skiddaw in the snow from the summit of Catbells — approx 3.5 miles walk from Stonegarth Guest House. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Skiddaw in the snow from the summit of Catbells — approx 3.5 miles walk from Stonegarth Guest House.

  • Derwentwater Sunset — a 10 minutes stroll from Stonegarth Guest House. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Derwentwater Sunset — a 10 minutes stroll from Stonegarth Guest House.

  • Blencathra Tewet Tarn — approx 2 miles from Keswick. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Blencathra Tewet Tarn — approx 2 miles from Keswick.

  • Kirkstone Pass and Brothers Water, approx 30 minutes scenic drive from Stonegarth Guest House en-route to Windermere and South Lakes. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Kirkstone Pass and Brothers Water, approx 30 minutes scenic drive from Stonegarth Guest House en-route to Windermere and South Lakes.

  • Catbells Ridge — catch the Launch from Keswick to Hawse End, only a 10 minutes walk from Stonegarth to begin this 3.5 miles round walk. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Catbells Ridge — catch the Launch from Keswick to Hawse End, only a 10 minutes walk from Stonegarth to begin this 3.5 miles round walk.

  • Ashness Bridge — approx 5 minutes drive from Stonegarth or less than an hours walk along the Lakeshore and Borrowdale Road. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Ashness Bridge — approx 5 minutes drive from Stonegarth or less than an hours walk along the Lakeshore and Borrowdale Road.

  • Castlerigg Stone Circle — approx 5 minutes drive or less than 30 minutes walk up Ambleside Road from Stonegarth Guest House. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Castlerigg Stone Circle — approx 5 minutes drive or less than 30 minutes walk up Ambleside Road from Stonegarth Guest House.

  • Keswick Launch — a 10 minutes stroll from Stonegarth Guest House. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Keswick Launch — a 10 minutes stroll from Stonegarth Guest House.

  • Grisedale Pike — approx 15 mile round walk from Stonegarth Guest House. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Grisedale Pike — approx 15 mile round walk from Stonegarth Guest House.

  • Catbells first frost — enjoy panoramic views from Derwentwater Foreshore, a 10 minutes stroll from Stonegarth Guest House. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Catbells first frost — enjoy panoramic views from Derwentwater Foreshore, a 10 minutes stroll from Stonegarth Guest House.

  • Blencathra — walk the Derwentwater Circuit, approx 8 miles on foot or a slightly longer bike ride from Stonegarth, and enjoy stunning views all the way round. © Jason Chambers Photography
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    Blencathra — walk the Derwentwater Circuit, approx 8 miles on foot or a slightly longer bike ride from Stonegarth, and enjoy stunning views all the way round.

Keswick, The Lake District

A holiday in Keswick can be as relaxing or as action packed as you want to make it. There’s always something to do whatever the weather.

Fell Walking

Most people enjoy heading out on to the fells during their stay with us. If you like walking there are endless possibilities, from relatively flat walks along the shore of Derwentwater, to the achievable climb to the top of Latrigg, rambles through the woods or proper mountain adventures on the Lake District’s highest peaks (Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra are all within reach for a day out). Fells such as Catbells and Castle Crag have been made famous by Julia Bradbury’s TV series ‘Wainwright Walks’.

Mountain Biking

If cycling is for you then pick up the leaflet ‘Biking around Keswick’ detailing five ‘do-in-a-day’ bike rides on country lanes and off-road tracks amid stunning scenery. Whinlatter Forest is home to the Altura and Quercus mountain bike trails for those looking for adventure in England’s only true mountain forest.

Outdoor Activities

If you can do it outdoors, you can do it in Keswick! Every outdoor activity you can imagine is on offer here either for independent adventures or with local expert guides – try ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing to name a few.

For those looking for something a bit more relaxing, play a round of golf at Keswick Golf Club or try your hand at Pitch & Putt in Hope Park. There’s rivers to fish in but an Environment Agency fishing rod licence is required to fish in all rivers, lakes and tarns; local bylaws must be observed and a permit is usually required.

Wildlife

The hills and lakes are teaming with wildlife. Don’t be surprised to see Red Squirrels, Deer, Otters and of course our lovely native Herdwick sheep aplenty!

There are quiet hides where you can have a front row seat on all nature has to offer, although every step outside the town centre will expose you to an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers.

There are several excellent viewpoints to enjoy watching the Ospreys that have visited Keswick between April and September to breed for the past few years. These magnificent birds return to their Bassenthwaite nest and you can keep an eye on them via a webcam at Whinlatter Visitor Centre, see Lake District Osprey Project.