Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Important notice -

Visiting this bank weekend? Please remember Seathwaite is a tiny hamlet, the single track road is the only access for farm vehicles. Using the car park at Seatoller (CA12 5XN) eases pressure and every penny supports conservation work in Borrowdale.

Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwent Water

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Things to see and do 

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Borrowdale and Derwent Water

What's on 

Upcoming events

Derwent Island House Open Days 2018

Wed 30 May 2018
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 2018

Fri 01 Jun 2018
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!

Keswick Mountain Festival 2018

Fri 08 Jun 2018
Join us for ranger-led guided walks and 'hands-on' conservation tasks at England's largest mountain festival where the National Trust is the official supported charity.

King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta 2018

Sat 07 Jul 2018
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

Stunning sky and the light on the fells at Thorneythwaite

Our work behind the scenes at Thorneythwaite 

We've been working hard behind the scenes at Thorneythwaite, learning more about it and listening to the local community.

Rangers repairing Cat Bells terrace path

Repairing flood damage around Borrowdale and Derwent Water 

The 2015 storms may be two years ago now and we've come a long way, but everything we've done and everything we've learned informs the work we do on a daily basis and into the future. Find out what we've been up to...

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.

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Places to stay