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:

Gate at Rosthwaite, Borrowdale

  • 4' wicket gate beside the River Derwent, located upstream of New Bridge.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

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