Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Herdwick and her lamb

Important notice -

On 16th May 2019 the Environment Agency confirmed a bluegreen algae bloom on Derwent Water. This can have serious health risks for dogs, and some health risks for humans. Please check our website for further advice.

Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwent Water

Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Things to see and do 

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Force Crag Mine Open Day 2019

Wed 29 May 2019
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!

Derwent Island House Open Days 2019

Thu 30 May 2019
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.

King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta 2019

Sat 06 Jul 2019
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.

Canoe the View - Part of King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta

Sat 06 Jul 2019
See the Borrowdale valley as you've never seen it before canoeing on Derwent Water with a National Trust ranger as your guide. From a rafted canoe you can get close to the wildlife, land on Lord's Island and discover more about its mysterious past
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Borrowdale and Derwent Water


Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Our work

Big stories in a big landscape

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.

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