Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Thorneythwaite valley with Thorneythwaite feel on the left, Borrowdale

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance to keep everyone safe

Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwent Water

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Things to see and do 

A couple cycle along a lane at Wray Castle

Planning your visit to the Lake District  

Get the best out of your visit to the Lake District by planning ahead. We're expecting the Lakes to be very busy this summer, so we've pulled together the tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip and help us look after the Lake District. Find a car park, understand where you can and cannot stay overnight and get tips for ways to stay safe in the Lakes.

Lake view

Swimming in the Lake District  

Swimming in lakes, rivers and tarns is a popular activity in the Lake District, but it is important to be aware of the risks involved before entering the water. Lakes and tarns can be deep and the water will still be cold, even on warm days. Before you set off, read the Lake District National Park's guide to swimming to make sure you have the right skills and equipment to stay safe in the water.

25km race at Keswick Mountain Festival, Lake District

Keswick Mountain Festival 2021 

Run for clean mountain rivers at England’s largest mountain festival where the National Trust is the official supported charity.

white dotted lines on a black background suggesting rain driven by wind

Read the artist's latest blog post 

Artist Rebecca Beinart has created a visual blog recording pattern language from a wintery Crow Park

Borrowdale and Derwent Water


Borrowdale and Derwent Water


Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Our work

Big stories in a big landscape

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Places to stay