Derwent Island House Open Days 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.

  • Booking essential

Under the expert eyes of our qualified canoe instructors, pick up a paddle and climb aboard a very stable rafted canoe. On reaching the island enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of Pocklington's Georgian house and then explore the gardens and the rest of the island at your leisure.

Booking fee applies.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £14.25
  • Child £4.00
    8 to 16 yrs
  • Group £32.55
    Family: 2A 3C
  • Group £28.50
    Family: 2A 2C

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A booking fee of 5% per ticket applies to all customers.
Suitability
Families very welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Walk 270m past the Keswick Lakeside shop (CA12 5DJ) and the launch jetties to our canoes - look out for the National Trust flag.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather forecast as your visit takes place mostly outdoors. We recommend wellies or a change of shoes as you may get wet feet getting in and out of the canoe.
Accessibility
This event involves getting in and out of a canoe and access through the house involves steps and stairs.
Other
For safety this event is for ages 8 years and up. To ensure safe adult to child ratios we do not offer a family ticket for 1A & 3C. First canoes leave the foreshore at 10.15am and then at 30 minute intervals until 2.30pm, this final tour returning to the foreshore at 5pm. Your visit will last approximately 2½ hours.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 August 2018 10:15 - 12:45 Available
10:45 - 13:15 Available
11:15 - 13:45 Available
11:45 - 14:15 Available
13:00 - 15:30 Available
13:30 - 16:00 Available
14:00 - 16:30 Available
14:30 - 17:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:15 - 12:45 Available
10:45 - 13:15 Available
11:15 - 13:45 Available
11:45 - 14:15 Available
13:00 - 15:30 Available
13:30 - 16:00 Available
14:00 - 16:30 Available
14:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
North Lakes Office
Email
northlakes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017687 74649

Upcoming events

Derwent Island House Open Days 2018

Thu 02 Aug 2018
10:15-12:45
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

Wed 08 Aug 2018
10:30-15:00
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!

Singing Picnic at Peace How

Sat 13 Oct 2018
11:30-14:30
The culmination of the project to commemorate the Lake District fells given as war memorials by singing on the summits. Bring a picnic and come to join in the singing, or just watch and support. Places are limited, booking essential.