Peace How from High Brandelhow Jetty
Peace how is a beautiful little hill with views over Derwent Water to the north and to the First World War memorial fell Castle Crag to the south. There is no parking nearby, so this is a trail that leads from the boat jetty at High Brandelhow. Peace How was gifted to the National Trust in 1917 so that anyone affected by the hardships of the First World War could come and experience peace and tranquility.
High Brandelhow jetty, Grid Ref NY252195 (no parking)
There's no parking near Peace How, so park in Keswick and catch the launch to High Brandelhow jetty
Check the launch timetable
Keswick Launch company post their timetable online. When the lake level is very low, sometimes they cannot land at High Brandelhow, so do check in advance by telephoning 017687 72263
Turn left when you step off High Brandelhow jetty and follow the path along the lakeshore (ignore the fork to the right). At the houses the path becomes a track. Stay on the track until you get to the fingerpost pointing left which says 'Lodore 1 mile'. Take the left fork towards Lodore.
Continue along the path until you've completed the first stretch of the boardwalk. Just before you get to the second stretch of boardwalk you'll see a waymarker post. At the post turn right and leave the main path.
Protecting fragile wetland habitats
The boardwalk is made from recycled plastic bottles, it's wide enough to allow wheelchair access, and it protects the fragile wetland habitat from trampling. The reeds and bog myrtle here provide a fantastic wildlife habitat for insects and birds.
Follow the grassy path to the gate in the corner of the field, then through the next kissing gate. The path becomes more defined and leads to the road. At the road, turn left and walk along the road until you get to the Borrowdale Gates Hotel on the left hand side.
Opposite the entrance to the Borrowdale Gates Hotel, look for a fingerpost signing a public footpath to the right. At the fingerpost, turn right through the gate. The narrow path climbs gradually, with one small area of exposed bedrock to negotiate, to the slate bench at the crest of the hill. Take a seat, take a deep breath and experience the peace and tranquility for which this place was given over 100 years ago.
Respite from the First World War
Peace How was given to the National Trust in 1917 so that anyone whose life had been damaged by the conflict could come and experience peace and tranquility.
Peace How, Grid Ref NY249176
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