6th August 2008

Sometimes you just fancy a walk out - in this case Keswick


Walk Overview
Time 18.15 to 19.45
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 150 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Keswick - Derwent Water - Friar's Crag - Stable Hills - Calfclose Bay - Borrowdale Road - Keswick
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Keswick

There are so many car parks and so many roadside options in Keswick I've grouped them all together into one. To state the obvious, the car parks all charge and the roadside parking is rather a hit and miss affair.


Route Map

Sometimes sitting in front of the telly just seems like a waste of time. For what's on you could argue that that would be the case everyday. Anyway, after a wet day it looked like we'd been given a window of fine weather. So, and breaking the habit I share with millions of others, I turned the TV off and we headed out for a short walk at Keswick.

Heading towards Lake Road and, , , the lake of course.

Keswick launch, almost ready to set out on an evening cruise around Derwent Water.


Dodd seen from Derwent Water's shore line.

The track to Friar's Crag.

Strandshag Bay.




It looks like the window of fine weather is slowly closing. In fact, only a couple of minutes after getting back to the car, the window was slammed shut and it absolutely bucketed down. This was good timing on our part I think, but not for the many people walking around Keswick in shorts and tee-shirts.
Anyway: on with the walk.

I'm never sure if this is called The Hundred Year Stone or the Millennium Stone. Even if I'm nine hundred years adrift with its name, the stone still provides an unusual foreground for a picture looking down the length of the lake.

Walking back to Keswick through Great Wood.

The Lakeland Pedlar, "Wholefood Cafe & Bicycle Centre".
Now there's an odd combination if ever there was one.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks