15th October 2009

A walk along the side of Derwent Water


Walk Overview
Time 15.22 to 17.10
Duration 1 hr 50 min
Distance 4.8 mile
Ascent 100
Walking with Jennifer
Keswick - Landing Stages - Stable Hills - Calfclose Bay - Landing Stage - Road back to Keswick (and Great Wood)
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

With a combination of the nights cutting in and a late start, we couldn't really walk too far today so we simply headed out for a walk along the eastern side of Derwent Water (and back). Despite the dull conditions it was still an enjoyable walk, with Derwent Water looking somewhat subdued against the could and mist in the background.

Hope Park.

Keswick Launch gets ready for another trip around the lake; with no shortage of passengers by the look of it.

A nice and calm looking Derwent Water, perfectly reflecting the fence running into the lake.


The view across to Cat Bells.
Notice how low the water level is.


Stable Hills.

The hundred year stone.


Keswick Launch, presumably not the same one that we saw earlier, unless most of the passengers have abandoned ship.

Calfclose Bay.


It looks like the tide is out.


We hadn't planned how far to walk, but the landing stage seemed to be a good point to head for before turning back. If we'd had a little more time we would have walked up to Walla Crag.

Cat Bells and Maiden Moor.

A spiders eye view along the landing stage.



Careful where you put your feet.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks