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Osprey Cottage self catering accommodation in Keswick in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK


Skiddaw from Ashness Bridge, nr Keswick in the Lake District

Walks around Keswick
in The Lake District


Friars Crag, Derwentwater

Castlerigg Stone Circle


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.
These include:-

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.

Derwentwater from Castlehead, nr Keswick in the Lake District

Derwentwater, towards Borrowdale from Friar's Crag, nr Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick

Primroses in Brundholme Wood, nr Keswick

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Holiday Cottage for Walking Holidays in Keswick in The Lake District, North West England, UK