LAKE DISTRICT ACTIVITIES in and near KESWICK
Keswick is located in the Northern Lake District, 16 miles West of Penrith and 30 miles South of Carlisle. The town is situated at the foot of the Skiddaw mountain range and at the Northern end of Derwentwater, the widest lake in the Lake District. The town attracts a wide range of visitors who enjoy the beauty of the area. There are variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries, a cinema, leisure centre, museum and well reputed theatre. There are also some stunning parks and the nearby lake, where you can hire rowing boats or take the launch. A number of places on interest nearby make this an exciting area to stay.
San Ging is part of the Theatre by the Lake Ambassador scheme and guests receive a discount on tickets to performances presented by the Theatre by the Lake. Discount vouchers available on request.
Keswick is a haven for walkers who visit the beautiful town as a base for some of the best and most famous walks in England. Many visitors travel down Borrowdale Valley which is the most direct route to ascend Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. There are many other activities in the area to choose from including cycling, water sports, fishing, bird watching and golf.
Below are a selection of website links to activities in and near Keswick. There are many activities, for all ages and abilities, in the Lake District and Cumbria. Please browse the sites below:
Where2Walk in the lake district - ideas for walks in the area
Pace the Peaks - guided walking tours, differentiated for all levels
Platty Plus - Sailing lessons on Derwentwater
Keswick Golf Club - Stunning mountain course in Threlkeld
Watendlath Trout Fishing - No permits required for this weekly stocked tarn
Keswick Climbing Wall - Excellent facilities near town centre
Keswick Canoe Company - Canoeing adventures for all abilities
Cumbria Gyroplanes - Take a flight in a gyroplane, a fun way to see the Lake District
Places of interest
Theatre by the Lake - Famous theatre located near the shores of Derwent Water
Alhambra Cinema - Cosy, traditional cinema in Keswick.
Pencil Museum - The home of the modern pencil
Keswick Museum - Amazing collection of historical Keswick artefacts
Honister Slate Mine - Watch slate splitting
Mirehouse Historic House - Historical house
Keswick Launch - Cruises on Derwentwater
osprey viewpoint - Visit the Osprey viewpoint at Dodd Wood
www.keswick.org or by telephoning the Tourist Information Centre on 017687 72645,
or click on Visit Cumbria
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