11th July 2004

A walk around Derwent Water.


Walk Overview
Time 14:55 to 18:45
Duration 3 hr 50 min
Distance 8.9 mile
Ascent 1244 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Portinscale - Nichol End - Side of Cat Bells - Manesty - Derwent Water - Mary Mount Hotel - Barrow Bay - Calf Close Bay - 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

Latrigg from the landing stage at Nichol End marina. Although it was a dull overcast afternoon, it was starting to get very hot.

Nichol End marina again this time looking towards Walla Crag (on the right) and Clough Head (on the left)

A very dark looking Derwent Water from the side of Cat Bells. Blencathra is in the middle of the picture.

Looking down into Borrowdale Valley from the Grange end of Derwent Water.

A twisted tree near the lake.

The Skiddaw fells from Great Bay

Mother and child crossing the River Derwent.

The bridge in the grounds of the Lodore Hotel (or what ever they call it now, the name keeps changing)

Great Wood near Keswick.

Cat Bells and Maiden Moor from the roadside leading into Keswick.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks