Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Important notice -

Kettlewell Car Park (CA12 5UN) will be closed all day on Thursday the 26th May for essential flood restoration work. Nearest alternatives: Great Wood (CA12 5UP), Ashness Bridge (CA12 5UN) or Lodore Falls Hotel (CA12 5UX - not National Trust)

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

Derwent Island House Open Day

Wed 01 Jun 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.

Guided canoe trip to Owl Island

Fri 03 Jun 2016
Take up a paddle and re-live the memories of Squirrell Nutkin's cheeky mis-adventures from a whole new perspective.

Force Crag Mine Open Day

Sun 12 Jun 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.

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

Our work

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.