Borrowdale and Derwent Water

A couple and their dog sitting on the bench at Friar's Crag

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

Force Crag Mine Open Day 2017

Tue 11 Apr 2017
10:30-15:00
Accessible only by foot, bike or National Trust 4x4, discover one of the Lakes most quirky yet fascinating secrets located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick - you'll love it even if you're not sure mining is quite your thing!

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Mon 17 Apr 2017
11:00-14:30
Just a short stroll from Keswick town centre, let the kids go wild in nature with 50 Things activities among woodland and on the lakeshore.

Derwent Island House Open Days 2017

Thu 20 Apr 2017
10:15-12:45
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.

Derwent Island House Open Day 2017

Wed 31 May 2017
10:15-12:45
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.

Keswick Mountain Festival 2017

Fri 09 Jun 2017
10:00-18:00
Bring the whole family and get the most from KMF. We are the festival's official charity and KMF in 2017 is helping raise donations towards replacing a footpath at Ings Wood Derwent Water which was damaged by Storm Desmond in 2015
Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Wildlife

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

History

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Our work

Volunteer plants tree in Coledale Valley, Keswick

Slowing the flow at Coledale 

Over the winter 2016/17 we're working with residents to make the upland landscape more resilient to future extreme rainfall events. The intense rainfall during Storm Desmond caused an enormous landslide upstream of Braithwaite village.

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Learning

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.