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:

Blencathra fingerpost

  • On the slopes of Blencathra above Derwent Folds
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Latrigg gate

  • Gate out of Latrigg car park with lovely panoramic views.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Southwaite Bridge

  • 12' wooden footbridge on a quiet scenic path near Stanger.
  • This is a bridge
  • Cost: £500

Ghyll Brow bridge, Newlands Valley

  • A 9 metre wooden bridge in a secluded location below Gillbrow Farm with stunning views of the surrounding fells.
  • This is a bridge
  • Cost: £3000

Lorton Valley gate

  • On the open fell above Miller place with views of Lorton Vale and Loweswater Fell.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Gatesgarth Gate

  • Located on the shores of Buttermere with stunning views of the surrounding fells.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600