A great place for a break away with family, friends, or as a couple, Keswick is the market town in the Lake District that is perfectly located for trips around the Lake District.
With plenty to see and do within such a short distance from the town, Keswick is the perfect choice for setting up a base when heading to England’s stunning Lake District. For those making the trip, this guide will give you a list of must-see sights around the market town to tick off your list. Courtesy of Inn on The Square, you don’t want to miss seeing any of these stunning sights.
Lodore Falls Waterfall
Lodore Falls Waterfall is a simple 3 mils out of Keswick and offers some of the most stunning natural scenery you will see around the town.
The waterfall is a must-see for tourists staying in the Keswick area. Located at the southern tip of Derwentwater on Watendlath Beck, the waterfall can be found along the signposted trail which is relatively clear and simple to navigate, even with children. For visitors who wish to get close to the waterfall, you can do so but must proceed with caution. These falls look their best after some rainfall, so plan your trip accordingly.
Derwentwater Lake is a 3-mile long, 1-mile wide lake offering beautiful views and stunning scenery. Just a very short walk from the town of Keswick, this is a sight that simply can not be missed.
One great way to enjoy the lake, rather than a simple stroll along the edge, is to head out on a boat trip from one of the lake’s boat landings. Some of these boat trips include snacks and drinks in addition to a guided tour of the lake! Perfect for the whole family, or as a romantic experience for couples.
Ashness Bridge is a packhorse bridge that is extremely popular with tourists to the Lake District. Providing a great photo opportunity, the bridge is located around 2 miles from Keswick and offers views of both Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent.
You can visit Ashness Bridge as the finale to your trek along the Walla Crag to Ashness Bridge trail. This is a popular walking route with visitors, providing some great views. If you just wish to see the bridge and leisurely stroll around the area, you can also park up in the National Trust car park which is a mere stone’s throw away.
For the ultimate explorers, Catbells Mountain is 2.9 miles from Keswick and offers incredible views over Keswick, Derwent Water, and Borrowdale. The walk up to the fell is considered moderate in difficulty with some short steep sections as you climb, so be cautious and consider packing all the essentials you will need for the 3.5-mile walk. With stops, the hike to the fell will take around 3 hours for most. Although a little effort is required, once you reach the fell you can enjoy panoramic views for miles. It will be totally worth it.