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Things To Do

Lake District Activities in and near Keswick

Braithwaite is located in the Northern Lake District, 16 miles West of Penrith, 30 miles South of Carlisle and just 2 miles from Keswick. The village is situated close to the foot of the Skiddaw mountain range and at the western side of Baeenthwaite Lake. Whilst Braithwaite remains a relatively quiet viallge all the year around, the nearby town of 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. And let’s not forget the stunning parks and the other nearby lake, Derwentwater, where you can hire rowing boats or take the launch.

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 Braithwaite. There are many activities, for all ages and abilities, in the Lake District and Cumbria.

Please browse the sites below:

Walking

Lake District WalksIdeas 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
Goape at whinlatter foresttree top adventure
Mirehouse Historic HouseHistorical house
Keswick LaunchCruises on Derwentwater
Osprey viewpointVisit the Osprey viewpoint at Dodd Wood

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