6th November 2005

Water, water everywhere.


Walk Overview
Time 12.00 to 13.00
Duration 1 hr
Distance 2 mile
Ascent 144 ft
Walking with Jennifer
A short walk from Keswick to Friar's Crag and Derwent Water
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

The Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick.
Hardly surprising with the amount of rain we've had, and with another forecast of unsettled weather, Keswick was far from busy this afternoon. "Unsettled" usually means rain, so we thought while we were in Keswick we'd go for a short walk if it was dry.

Hope Park. Cat Bells and Maiden Moor are on the left of the picture and Causey Pike can be seen on the right .

Keswick Launch and rowing boats.

I can't remember the last time I saw Derwent Water this full.



On route to Friar's Crag.

Derwent Water with Castle Crag at the end of the lake and Cat Bells / Maiden Moor on the right. Taken from Friar's Crag.

Just past Friar's Crag.
During the dryer months you could easily walk straight across from the greener tree on the right to the place I'm taking the picture from.

And looking back.

Looking across towards Stable Hills.
A little further along from here (at the gate) the route was totally flooded. People wearing wellingtons were turning back because the water was too deep, so we had no chance of getting through. We headed across the field to Cockshot Wood and then back to Keswick.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks