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Within Easy Reach

This part of Lake District has to be as the most spectacular and scenic within the Lake District National Park. All the major mountains in Lake District are here – Skiddaw, Blencathra, Helvellyn, Scafell, and of course the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike.


Keswick is the major tourism centre of the Northern Lakes – It has been a tourist haven for many years, and when you visit Keswick you will see why!. Lake Derwentwater is also easily reached and this is truly picturesque! Launch trips and rowing boats are all available.


Braithwaite is a quiet village for those who don’t want to venture in to the crowds of the town. There are 3 pubs serving excellent bar food and the local Jennings beer. Farther afield is Cockermouth, to the west, at one time the home of William Wordsworth. Further west are the coastal towns of Workington, Maryport, Whitehaven.


If you want a more scenic route Whinlatter Pass takes you to the Lorton Valley, an area of natural rural beauty and then on to Crummock Water, Loweswater and Buttermere (this is also an alternative route to west coast). From Buttermere you can take Newlands Pass into Newlands or Honister Pass into Borrowdale, either one will provide you with breathtaking Lake District scenery.

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