Discover Keswick from Skiddaw Grove Market Days Keswick town is centred around its Market Square. There is a craft market each Thursday, where you can pick up souvenirs and locally made craft products. Every Saturday there is a general market too.
Attractions Keswick Museum and Art Gallery – permanent display and changing exhibition programme. You can also hammer out a tune on a 500 million year old Xylophone! The Puzzling Place – world of optical illusion! Cumberland Pencil Museum – attraction dedicated to the fascinating history of the pencil with coffee shop.
Key Bike bire Bus station Lake and Launches Tourist Information at the Moot Hall in Market Square Skiddaw Grove - turn right out of Vicarage Road and follow Crosthwaite Road into town centre
Traditional Launches Discover Derwentwater by taking a boat trip on a traditional launch. Catch them from the shingle beach and piers found near the theatre. Take a circular cruise to soak in all of the lake or break up your journey and hop off at various points around the lake for lakeshore walks or access to fells such as Catbells.
Exploring by Bus Whinlatter – England’s only true mountain forest. Enjoy forest trails, mountain bike routes, alfresco café, or tree top adventure at Go Ape. Borrowdale – Walker’s heaven. This majestic valley is home to a huge collection of high fell walks and low level rambles through charming valley villages. Buttermere – Escape to a quieter valley. Tranquil lake and calming valley for lakeside walks or exploring mountains. Dodd Wood – beside Bassenthwaite Lake is Dodd Wood. In summer this is home to the magnificent Ospreys. Here you will also find the historic home of Mirehouse. In summer, take the Osprey Bus.
Keswick Mining Museum – look into the past including disasters, explosives, fossils, dinosaurs and visit the amazing crystal cave.
Favourite Family Walks Slow the pace down at the lakeside walk at Friar’s Crag (walk from Theatre by the Lake), or along the old Keswick Railway path to the quintessential village of Threlkeld. For family fell walking opt for Latrigg which you can reach from the Railway path for relatively easy walking yet rewarding views.
Published on Mar 27, 2012