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Keswick - Derwentwater

There has been a theatrical presence in Keswick for many years giving pleasure to thousands each year. It has survived many set back in its history, but is now here to stay with a year round program in its permanent residence by the lake, walking distance from town.

Tel: 017687-744-11  


Open Daily - All Year Round

Short walk from Town Centre


Bassenthwaite Lake has a horse racing past that was assigned to the history books for obvious reasons long ago. John Pocklington an eccentric resident of Keswick who built the Chapel at the Bowder Stone in Borrowdale held the races in the lake.

The entrants in the race were attached to a floating pontoon and towed to the centre of the lake, the horses were released and the winner was the first horse to reach the shore.

The latest attraction being a pair of mating Osprey's which have returned to breed in the Whinlatter Forest, hatching in June and flying in July.

A web cam had been set up and can be viewed live from the Park Visitors Centre at the top of Whinlatter Pass. Click on Images to view latest photos

George Fisher

The adventure starts at with a cuppa in the Tea Room over the shop at George Fishers, open seven days a week supplying the outdoor enthusiasts with specialised equipment. Visit their site at:    

Lakeland Bike Hire

For those coming from afar, who would like to cycle Cumbria can find all the equipment available in Keswick at the Lakeland Pedlar Cycle Centre.  

Tel: 017687-757-52

Threkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

Open daily April to October 3 miles east of Keswick, the Quarry which closed in 1982 after 100 years of operation offers guided tours, shop and Picnic area.  Tel:  017687-797-47

Derwent Water

Derwentwater Launch

The Keswick Launch runs all year with restrictions in winter months. Originating at Keswick it has six other stops around the lake giving walker the opportunity to visit Ashness Bridge by foot returning to the lake side quay to take the launch on to the next drop of point. For more information visit their site at: 



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