Local Walks

Derwent Water Lakeshore

This beautiful low-level walk follows the shores of Derwent water enabling you to take in the breath-taking scenery and spot the local wildlife.

Cat Bells

You can either follow the lakeshore path to Hawes end or catch the Ferry fron Nichole end to Hawes end, then start up the winding path up Cat bells. Stunning views await you at the summit.

Walla Crag

This is a fabulous viewpoint on the eastern side of Derwent Water, much of the panorama is hidden until having climbed through the trees the ascent of Cat Gill is left behind, and the crag is finally gained.

Newlands Round

The Newlands Valley nestles within the fells on the western side of Derwentwater. It encompasses an amazing array of mountain scenery. Its upper reaches are as wild as any British hills, whilst its mouth is a classic patchwork of fields, walls, trees and hamlets.

This walk tackles the skyline crest and exploits the line of least resistance to reach a significant number of summits. It crosses the famous trio of Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy then turns west to cross the more remote summits of Dale Head and Robinson.


Latrigg is Keswick’s own fell and one for the ‘must-do’ list for your visit to Keswick. The views from the summit over Keswick town, Derwentwater and the surrounding fells are breath-taking and really help you to orientate yourself. An easy up and down route via Spooney Green Lane from Keswick with a circular route round the summit.

For more information on these walks why not take a look at Keswick Tourism’s website or have a look at the Lake District National park Miles without stiles.

If you are heading into the mountains it is important to make sure that you are prepared & have the right equipment. For a check list visit the Lake District National Park website.