Discover Derwentwater

Donate to the Northern area

The Northern Lake District Distinctive Area is a mixture of upland limestone, high fell fringe, rugged high fell and upland valleys – from gently rolling improved farmland to the rounded mountain massifs of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Oak woodland is a distinctive  landscape feature of the area.

There are significant tracts of common land including the Buttermere, Brackenthwaite, Caldbeck and Uldale Commons.

Keswick and smaller settlements lie in valleys containing several lakes: Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Buttermere, Loweswater and  Crummock Water. Thirlmere is significant as it is also a reservoir. Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the largest water bodies in the Lake District. It is the only body of water in the Lake District to use the word "lake" in its name, all the others being "waters".

All furniture items in North area:

Dalt Wood, Grange

  • Field gate in Dalt Wood near to Castle Crag.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Gate at Stormwater Bridge

  • 10' gate on lowland riverside path on the outskirts of Portinscale, with views looking onto Skiddaw.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Loweswater Fell

  • Wicket gate near Low Fell with panoramic views over the Lorton Valley and surrounding fells.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Caldbeck fingerpost

  • Replacement fingerpost heading to Browrigg.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Lanthwaite Green, Buttermere

  • A footpath fingerpost heading up to the Buttermere Fells.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Rosthwaite gate

  • 4' gate near New Bridge, Rosthwaite in a secluded part of the valley.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Street Head, Hesket Newmarket

  • 12' gate on a quiet footpath on the outskirts of Hesket Newmarket
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

High Nook Farm, Loweswater.

  • New 15' bridge on the fellside above High Nook Farm, Loweswater with spectacular views of the surrounding fells. A secluded location.
  • This is a bridge
  • Cost: £2000

St Johns in the Vale

  • 9' gate at the foot of Low Rigg near St Johns church. A quiet location in this beautiful valley.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Top of Lattrigg

  • Gate on the top of Latrigg with outstanding views of Derwentwater and the surrounding fells.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600