Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Winter walkers beside Derwent Water, Lake District

Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwent Water

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Things to see and do 

Snow on Cat Bells reflected in Derwent Water, Cumbria

Cat Bells nominated for the nation's top 100 walks 

Cat Bells has been nominated as one of the nation’s top 100 walks. It's a popular route that needs a lot of TLC. Tune in to ‘Britain’s Favourite 100 Walks’ on 30 January on ITV to find out where this route ranks in the final countdown.’

Four people view a cloud inversion in Borrowdale

Borrowdale's cloud inversions 

All you need to know to bag yourself a cloud inversion

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

What's on 

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Mon 02 Apr 2018
Just a short stroll from Keswick town centre and you'll find plenty of family fun activities along easy paths through beautiful woodlands and lakeshore scenery.

Derwent Island House Open Days 2018

Thu 12 Apr 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

Sat 05 May 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!
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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...

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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.

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Places to stay