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Our favourite lake in the Lake District

Magnificent setting. Approx 10 miles around which can all be walked, for small parts you are not lakeside. If this is too far use the launches which are spaced around the lake or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
harri64
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England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent setting. Approx 10 miles around which can all be walked, for small parts you are not lakeside. If this is too far use the launches which are spaced around the lake or the bus which runs regularity. The walk is flat and would be suitable even for young children. Ours have been doing it, in parts, since they were... More 

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Basildon
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166 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Visited here as part of a Mountain Goat tour on Thursday as I didn't fancy the drive myself (good decision as we had to push a car out of a ditch where the driver had misjudged the width of the track!) It was a warm, sunny day so the area was full of visitors but enough space to get a... More 

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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Recently had a trip to Keswick where we boarded a boat which took us around the lake and we stopped off at one of the jetties far end of the lake near the big hotel. We walked from here the full length of the shore back to Keswick as it was such a beautiful day. There are many pick up/drop... More 

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Maryport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Live locally so this lake is quite a regular walk for us. Today was lovely, the weather was amazing. We had a little picnic at the bottom end of the lake near the lodore. Public toilets near there also. We parked in Keswick the football ground. Were charging £3 for parking all day voa a honesty box. Fantastic value especially... More 

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Thank Dawney49
Darlington
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787 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We love seeing Derwent Water from the top of a fell or mountain. However, it can also be appreciated by boat, bike, car or (in the fine weather) an open top bus! The only downside if driving can be (in the summer months) trying to find a parking spot in the ever popular Keswick / Portinscale areas.

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Thank mikeedeedee
Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Definitely would recommend a visit to this beautiful place. We had a great few hours here and walked around the water. An absolute gem! :-) I would recommend going to the Borrowdale hotel just down the road from the Kettlewell car park. They do afternoon teas/cream teas and refreshments that are really tasty! :-)

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Thank Faye S
Mexborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Visited Surprise View after seeing it feature on a recent tv series, well worth a trip out, even on a really cold February day with snow on the hill tops.

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Thank Mel J
Wigan, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This place is simply beautiful, especially if you get the weather. It can take a few hours so soak up the views and the nature.

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Thank LauraTallulah
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful scenery! Also has shallow areas so you can have a paddle! Lots of walks area the lake or even just to sit and admire the views! A must see if you are in the area.

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Thank Lucy C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

lovely views, nice walks, able to paddle in some areas, and can hire or ride on boats. A lovely day out

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