Walkers in Borrowdale copyright Charlie Hedley

Walking and hiking around Derwentwater

Guided walks

The Lake District National Park Voluntary Rangers lead free or low-cost guided walks throughout the year. Many start from Keswick or nearby. Please take a look at the events and guided walks calendar.

Alternatively Keswick Rambles (opens in new window) offer a selection of classic walks.

Keswick Mountain Festival 8 - 11 May 2017

Loads going on, from taster sessions to enjoying a walk with a celebrity. Visit Keswick Mountain Festival (opens in new window).

Stay safe on the fells

Our walkers checklist is a great way to prepare for a day on the fells.

Free walking leaflets

We produce a series of colourful leaflets of some popular routes. You can buy large colour copies from our Information Centre for just 95p or print them out from this website for free:

Friars Crag and Castlehead Walk (PDF)

5 km or 3.1 miles, 2 hours, Easy grade
A short but revealing walk.

Castlerigg Walk (PDF)

6 km or 3.7 miles , 2 - 3 hours, Moderate grade
A pleasant walk through town and country.

Walla Crag and Ashness Bridge Walk (PDF)

9 km or 5.5 miles, 3 - 4 hours, Moderate grade
A long but gradual ascent to an outstanding viewpoint over Derwentwater.


Derwent Walk (PDF)

13 km or 8.1 miles, 5 - 6 hours, Easy grade
Long but leisurely stroll around the shores of Derwentwater.

Catbells and Newland Walk (PDF)

13 km or 8.1 miles, 5 - 7 hours plus waiting time for launch, Strenuous grade
A challenging walk on popular fells.

Walking and cycling Keswick Railway Path (PDF) (Closure due to flood damage)

Up to 10 km or 6.2 miles but can doubleback at any point.
Superb views of the surrounding fells and woods.

We produce a series of colourful leaflets of some popular routes. You can buy large colour copies from our Keswick Information Centre.

Walking routes

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