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:

Fingerpost at Seathwaite Farm

  • Fingerpost at Seathwaite Farm at the start of the bridleway leading to Styhead and Scawfell Pike.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Dalt Wood, Grange

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

Dalebottom, St Johns in the Vale

  • Footpath sign set in open countryside near Dalebottom Farm, St Johns in the Vale.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Broadness Farm

  • Sign at the start of the path leading to Broadness Farm and Bassenthwaite Lakeshore.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

High Nest, St Johns in Vale

  • 10ft wooden gate near High Nest Farm with views down St Johns in the Vale looking towards Helvellyn.
  • 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

Buttermere village fingerpost

  • A fingerpost in Buttermere village, leading to the lakeshore via Syke Farm.
  • 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