Keswick offers you the perfect base from which to explore the northern Lake Districts.
With England’s four tallest mountains within easy reach, along with access to numerous lakes, there are a wealth of opportunities near by.
The Lakes are famous for their walking and hiking routes. Both single and multi-day routes are well catered for, with an extensive range of footpaths and bridleways linking the mountains, valleys and lakes in the area. Furthermore, a number of long distance routes criss-cross the lakes, the Cumbria Way, for example, goes through Keswick on its 70 mile journey. Many classic day hikes have been documented in the Wainwright Walks, and a number are easily accessable from Keswick including Borrowdale and Skiddaw.
Cyclists can also take advantage of the mountanous terrain by exploring the roads and bridleways throughout the lakes. Road cyclists can enjoy passes such as Whinlatter Pass, with their epic and beautiful climbs and fast descents, while mountain bikers can test their skills on technical and rocky bridleway singletracks.
However, being the Lake District, once cannot ignore the presence of water. Keswick is located on Derwent Water, one of the most famous lakes in the Lake District. Numerous boat based activities are available, as well as more adventurous trips down local river rapids.
Keswick itself is a vibrant small town, with a definite outdoor activities feel to it. With plenty of accommodation, places to eat and drink, and seemingly endless outdoor shops, you’ll be able to find what you need, at the price you want to pay in Keswick.
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