Derwentwater
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  • Odette S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, easy walk
    Did the loop walk round starting and ending at the local Premier Inn. Nice flat walk and easy to do for anyone with some fitness level as it is nearly 10 miles. Lots of places to stop and rest along the way - either for a drink in a pub/hotel or to sit with a picnic blanket.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Marty & Pippa
    Chorley, United Kingdom166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Lake & Islands
    We had a lovely view of this lake beyond Hope Park from our Hotel (The Highfield) during a recent stay in Keswick and found it to be just stunning. Took a lovely walk right down to its shores, fed the birds and enjoyed looking across to the many islands during a lovely sunny day. Lots of people out enjoying life and smiling. Would like to try out a boat trip next time we're in town.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Jaden J
    England, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place!
    Derwentwater is one of the most beautiful places in Keswick, UK. Our country has so many beautiful places like this and I absolutely love to visit! The nature is beyond amazing. I love to walk over the bridge and specially sit down on a chair and watch the sunset.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Anuj_Mithani
    Mumbai, India4,351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rewarding walk
    We spent half a day taking a counter-clockwise loop on foot around Derwnetwater, beginning and ending in Keswick. Along the way, we also hiked Catbells (the only challenging part of our day out, the rest is easy) on the western shore and enjoyed several easier points of interest like the Chinese bridge, the 100 year stone and Friar’s Crag. It’s a long but beautiful walk, along one of the most scenic and less commercially developed lakes in the Lake District with hardly any crowds. You don’t have to walk the whole distance, you can hop onto the Derwent water launch or the bus when tired (carry a map to know exact pickup points). The entire loop is around 10 miles, with several picnic stops, remote beaches and cafés along the route.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Kirstie A
    York, United Kingdom78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute must if visiting the lake district!
    We had a great time walking around derwentwater. Plenty of parking available (with toilets). We had a slow walk around on the main path until we came to a beachy area where we stayed for a while to let the dogs have a splash about. Beautiful scenery and very picturesque. There are places to eat near the main car park but we didn't go so cannot comment on how good (or not!) they were :)
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 November 2023
  • james c
    Northampton, United Kingdom79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk around stunning Derwent
    A wonderful 10mile (15km) walk around the lake. Very easy to follow and some stunning views, constantly changing as you walk around. Very easy to follow the path and a few pubs/ cafes for a stop on the way around. Had a paddle (quite a few places to go in!) a must if in Keswick, but also plenty of opportunities to do short walks around as well.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Alison H
    Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Round the lake walk
    Fantastic walk that took just over 3.5 hours. Lots to see and spectacular views of Catbells, Walls Crags etc. All in all it was over 10 miles but to be honest as it was pretty level it didn’t feel too bad on 5he legs etc!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
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thepianist
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Lovely walk down to friars crag, and to feed the ducks. Perfect spot for a photo. Scenery is beautiful and lots more to explore next time we visit.
Written 3 May 2024
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david n
Manchester, UK4,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We really have to do the lakeside circular one day but on Friday we didn't have the time. We did walk for 10-15 mins to the nearest look out point which was well worth it !
Written 30 April 2024
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We took a leisurely walk around the beautiful Derwentwater Lake. We started at 10.00am and it took us until 4pm to complete the loop taking plenty of breaks with butties and drinks. It is such a scenic walk and we experienced a sense of achievement as we are OAPs.
Would like to walk the other way round next time!
Written 14 April 2024
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Alison H
Berwick upon Tweed, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fantastic walk that took just over 3.5 hours. Lots to see and spectacular views of Catbells, Walls Crags etc. All in all it was over 10 miles but to be honest as it was pretty level it didn’t feel too bad on 5he legs etc!!
Written 31 March 2024
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james c
Northampton, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A wonderful 10mile (15km) walk around the lake. Very easy to follow and some stunning views, constantly changing as you walk around. Very easy to follow the path and a few pubs/ cafes for a stop on the way around. Had a paddle (quite a few places to go in!) a must if in Keswick, but also plenty of opportunities to do short walks around as well.
Written 13 March 2024
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dogWithVegan
St Helens, UK279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I personally feel Derwentwater to be a massively underrated lake in the Lake District. On duller days the sky can look pretty moody and fierce over the lake as you look out from Friars Crag which makes an amazing picture.
Written 29 January 2024
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Thanos Athanasopoulos
United Kingdom16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Beautiful scenery: a must visit if you are in the Lake District area! Ideal location for a walk and taking photos by the lake!
Written 4 January 2024
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london057
Dublin, OH666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a very pretty lake . Another thing it is a very nice lake too . Also the scenery Is nice too . Lastly I like Lake Windermere better
Written 26 December 2023
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Kirstie A
York, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had a great time walking around derwentwater. Plenty of parking available (with toilets). We had a slow walk around on the main path until we came to a beachy area where we stayed for a while to let the dogs have a splash about. Beautiful scenery and very picturesque. There are places to eat near the main car park but we didn't go so cannot comment on how good (or not!) they were :)
Written 11 November 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India4,351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We spent half a day taking a counter-clockwise loop on foot around Derwnetwater, beginning and ending in Keswick. Along the way, we also hiked Catbells (the only challenging part of our day out, the rest is easy) on the western shore and enjoyed several easier points of interest like the Chinese bridge, the 100 year stone and Friar’s Crag.

It’s a long but beautiful walk, along one of the most scenic and less commercially developed lakes in the Lake District with hardly any crowds. You don’t have to walk the whole distance, you can hop onto the Derwent water launch or the bus when tired (carry a map to know exact pickup points). The entire loop is around 10 miles, with several picnic stops, remote beaches and cafés along the route.
Written 11 October 2023
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