8th April 2012

A drizzly Easter Day around Derwent Water


Walk Overview
Time 10.05 to 13.55
Duration 3 hr 50 min
Distance 8.8 mile
Ascent not much
Walking with Jennifer
Portinscale - Nichol End - Hawes End - Brandelhow - Great Bay - Borrowdale Road - Barrow Bay - Stable Hills - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Portinscale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking near Portinscale suspension bridge

This is somewhere I tend to start walking from qutie a lot. It's nice and handy for Keswick, Borrowdale, Newlands Valley, Skiddaw, Latrigg and even the Castlerigg Stone Circle area.

The parking is free and no matter at what time of year or time of day I've always managed to get a space here.

From here you're only about 10 minutes walk from Keswick with everything the town has to offer, and in the opposite direction you're less than 5 minutes walk from Portinscale.


Route Map

Easter Sunday and the cloud was down, the rain was drizzling and the bank holiday crowds were out. Our grand plans were scuppered and we settled for a walk around Derwent Water.

At Nichol End marina.

Looking across to Cat Bells.

"If you're gonna jump then that's fair enough, but would you mind explaining how the washing machine works before you do it."

The water level is down and the rocks are visible.

Now hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face with mild green fairy liquid.
Yes, I can remember the advert.

Walking through Brandelhow Park.
She didn't jump!


Family fun on the water, but dad seems to be doing all the work.

Brandelhow Bay.


Almost at the end of the lake now and looking at a rather gloomy Castle Crag.

Across the boardwalk to the Lodore side of the lake.

Shepherds Crag seen from Chinese Bridge.

A very low River Derwent making it's way into Derwent Water.


The drizzle was more on than off today so it's no surprise that there weren't many people sitting outside on the launch.


Cat Bells.

Oliver the duck:
"please sir I want some more"


Looks like someone has pulled the plug out !!

One man and his dog.

Causey Pike (under cloud in the centre) and Barrow, seen from the path next to the Borrowdale Road.

Honda Goldwings are always a crowd puller and I wasn't the only one taking pictures.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks