LOCAL WALKS NEAR DERWENTWATER
|Osprey Cottage in Portinscale is situated in a perfect 'starting point' position for local walks. These can vary from a gentle stroll to the Derwentwater Marinas to major hiking trips to the summits of Skiddaw and Blencathra. You will find details and maps in the cottage describing all of the best known local walks.
A 5 mile walk rising to a super viewing point overlooking
Keswick and Derwentwater. From Osprey Cottage use the footpath
across the fields to Keswick and pass the Moot Hall on the
right side. Keep straight on past George Fishers on to Borrowdale
road past the cemetery on your left and past two unusual stone
benches set into the wall. Turn left into the woods and climb
up the path to the summit. There is a useful viewpoint marker
to help identify all the surrounding peaks.
A medium 4 mile level walk suitable for the elderly or disabled
that takes you to a stunning viewpoint looking down Derwentwater.
Starts as the Castlehead walk but turn right before George
Fishers and follow the path past Hope Park and the Theatre
by the Lake to the Derwentwater Launches and beyond to Friars
Crag. This walk can be extended to completely encircle Derwentwater
(8 miles) and can then be shortened at will by catching the
Keswick launch from any one of the piers around the lake.
A medium walk of some 6 miles. Starts as before but pass the
Moot Hall on the left side and continue along St. Johns Street
and just before the road climbs a hill turn right on to Springs
Road and continue to Springs Farm. Follow the path to the
right of the stream through woodland. The walk is now signposted
to Castlerigg and continues with good views over Derwentwater
towards Catbells and the Newlands Valley eventually arriving
at the Stone Circle and returning in a circular route back
to Keswick and then back over the fields to Portinscale.
A medium walk of some 6 miles. This is the town's own fell
and has panoramic views far better than one would expect from
the modest 950ft summit. From Osprey Cottage walk across the
fields to Keswick and over the river Greta into Fitz Park
exiting near the hospital on the left to pick up Spooney Green
Lane that takes you over the A66 and through woodlands and
fields to the summit and descending on the eastern side to
follow the River back to Keswick on the old railway line.
for Walking Holidays in Keswick in The Lake District, North West England, UK