Borrowdale and Derwent Water

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 

Two men in blue tshirts laughing as they walk through the green countryside of the Lake District

Planning your visit to the Lake District  

Get the best out of your visit to the Lake District by planning ahead. 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.

View across Derwent Water to surrounding fells including Cat Bells

Cat Bells summer shuttlebus 

Starting 23 July and running until 4 September, the Lake District National Park is offering an affordable shuttle bus from Keswick to the foot of Cat Bells. With limited parking and new double yellow lines in place, this is a great option to make the best of your journey while looking after the landscape and lowering your carbon footprint. Click above for more information.

A father and son peer at what they've captured in their bucket after exploring a rockpool

Top 50 things to do in summer 

Check out these ideas for a blast of family fun during the summer from our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' activities.

Upcoming events

Sunset Sailing Cruises

Tue 16 Aug 2022
17:30-19:30
Brought to you by the National Trust and Derwent Water Marina, enjoy the peaceful setting of Derwent Water at dusk by joining an RYA qualified instructor on a pleasant evening sail. Perfect for the whole family.

Canoe, kayak and paddleboard taster sessions

Thu 18 Aug 2022
09:00-11:00
Brought to you by the National Trust and Mobile Adventure, an opportunity to get out on the lake and maybe try something new.

Music by the Lake

Sun 21 Aug 2022
11:00-14:00
Every Sunday throughout the summer, the view over the lake from Crow Park will be complimented by music from talented musicians and creatives from across Cumbria. From community choirs to steel bands, come to Crow Park and see what you’ll discover.

Open day at the processing mill at Force Crag Mine (including transport)

Sun 11 Sep 2022
10:00-11:00
Brought to you by National for Heritage Open Days Come and join us for a rare opportunity to visit the processing mill at Force Crag Mine.

Open day at the processing mill at Force Crag Mine

Sun 11 Sep 2022
10:00-14:30
Brought to you by National Trust for Heritage Open Days. Come and join us for a rare opportunity to visit the processing mill at Force Crag Mine.

Guided walk to the Combe Gill hydro project

Mon 12 Sep 2022
10:00-14:00
Brought to you by National Trust for Heritage Open Days, join a free guided walk to the hydro power project at Combe Gill to discover how our plan for clean, green energy in the valley is working.
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