Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwent Water

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Things to see and do 

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

What's on 

Upcoming events

Guided canoe trip to Owl Island

Fri 04 Mar 2016
Take up a paddle and re-live the memories of Squirrell Nutkin's cheeky mis-adventures from a whole new perspective.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Mon 28 Mar 2016
Follow in the nimble footsteps of Squirrel Nutkin in our fun-packed lakeshore trail. Hold on to your tail and collect your Cadbury chocolate egghead at the end (Squirrel Nutkin prefers nuts but he'll just have to wait till autumn!)

Derwent Island House Open Day

Thu 31 Mar 2016
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.

Force Crag Mine Open Day

Wed 06 Apr 2016
History, engineering, geology, geography, archaeology -Force Crag Mine has it all. Join a guided tour to explore the processing mill and other remains. Discover the story of the last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Festival 2016

Fri 20 May 2016
There are 50 Things you really need to do before you're 11¾ and at the National Trust stand in the Festival Village we're here to help you get stuck in - we're the official charity for the festival too.

King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta 2016

Sat 09 Jul 2016
A weekend of family fun on and beside Derwent Water. In the spirit of the eccentric 18th-century owner of Derwent Island, Joseph 'King Pocky' Pocklington, if you like messing around on the water with the whole family, then this is the event for you.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water


Borrowdale and Derwent Water


Borrowdale and Derwent Water

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Borrowdale and Derwent Water


Rangers and children from local school in Borrowdale, Cumbria

Enjoy an educational day out with us 

Take a look at how we're working with local schools in Borrowdale to create guardians of the landscape.