Things to see and do at Borrowdale and Derwent Water

Visitors enjoy the view from Friar's Crag, Borrowdale

Friar's Crag and the Derwent Water Foreshore 

Enjoy easy level walks with views of Cat Bells and the Jaws of Borrowdale with the high central fells beyond.

Canoe and dog on Derwentwater lakeshore, Cumbria

Islands of Derwent Water 

Four permanent islands lie in the waters of Derwent Water. Find out more about them and about the mysterious extra one which pops up once a year at the end of summer!

South front of Derwent Island House, Keswick, Cumbria

Derwent Island and House 

Derwent Island is the only inhabited island in the Lake District that opens to visitors. There are five open days a year - find out how you can book a ticket here.

Children playing beside Derwentwater, Cumbria

Derwent Water in Borrowdale 

Explore Derwent Water in Borrowdale on foot or grab a paddle and glide on the 'Queen of the Lakes' to island idylls. Look out for wildlife in and out of the water.