Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwent Water

More about this place

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Things to see and do 

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

What's on 

The Bowder Stone

The 'Time Machine' - a temporary installation at the Bowder Stone 

Think the Lake District landscape has always looked this way? Step inside the Time Machine and think again...

Upcoming events

The Time Machine

Thu 19 Oct 2017
Like HG Wells' Time Machine the massive boulder at Bowder Stone has stood unchanged while the world has evolved around it.

Self-led family #wildtime trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Hey, walking in the Lake District's not just for adults! Go wild in the great outdoors following a fun-packed trail along the lakeshore at Derwent Water.
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.