Things to see & do

Our lake and rivers

Get on the water © Big Blue Sky

Get on the water

From fishing, boating, swimming or just paddling round the edges - there are lots of ways to explore and enjoy our waters.

Our mountains and countryside

Go explore © Paul Delaney

Go explore

Whether you're cycling, walking, climbing or just pottering around, Borrowdale has some of the most iconic routes in the Lakes.

Our visitor attractions

Welcome to the outdoors © NTPL/Paul Harris

Welcome to the outdoors

Borrowdale has lots to offer whether you're here for a week or just a day. We have lots of local beauty spots, open days and historic sites.

Cutting edge science at Force Crag Mine

We're trying out a pioneering technique of cleaning up mine water at Force Crag Mine in the Coledale Valley near Keswick.

Our events and booking details

We have an ever changing programme of events and activities - from guided walks to open days and farm visits, there's something for everyone.

Don't miss

  • High fells like Cat Bells
  • The River Derwent which runs through ancient Atlantic oak woods
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle and Castle Crag Hill Fort
  • Iconic viewpoints such as Ashness Bridge, Surprise View and Honister Pass