Things To Do

Lake District Activities in and near Keswick

Keswick attracts a wide range of visitors with its variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries, a cinema, leisure centre, museum and well reputed theatre, there is much to see and do for those that like town life. Derwentwater, the nearby lake, offers travel via the launches, boat hire, fishing etc.

The whole Northern Lake District is a haven for walkers and those that enjoy ‘the great outdoors’. There are many other activities in the area to choose from though, including cycling, water sports, fishing, bird watching and golf.

Below are a selection of website links to activities in and near Ashness. There are many activities, for all ages and abilities, in the Lake District and Cumbria.


Where2Walk in the lake districtIdeas for walks in the area

Pace the PeaksGuided walking tours, differentiated for all levels

Sporting Activities

Platty PlusSailing lessons on Derwentwater

Keswick Golf ClubStunning mountain course in Threlkeld

Watendlath Trout FishingNo permits required for this weekly stocked tarn

Keswick Climbing WallExcellent facilities near town centre

Keswick Canoe CompanyCanoeing adventures for all abilities

Cumbria GyroplanesTake a flight in a gyroplane, the Lake District from above!

Places of Interest

Theatre by the LakeFamous theatre located near Lake Derwentwater

The Pencil MuseumWorld famous museum of pencils

Alhambra CinemaCosy, traditional cinema in Keswick

Honister Slate MineWatch slate splitting

Mirehouse Historic HouseHistorical house

Osprey viewpointVisit the Osprey viewpoint at Dodd Wood

Bowder StoneAshness BridgeBorrowdale ValleyBorrowdale Valley

Further information can be found on the Keswick Tourist Information website or by telephoning the Tourist Information Centre on 017687 72645.