We are planning a walk around Derwentwater this weekend. We're fit enough and have decent boots and warm, waterporof clothing but we're not experienced walkers and so want to plan it safely. We'd thought of using the launch for part of the way and walking the rest but I can't find any guide or map showing the full walking route, only smaller offshoot walks from the launch landings or maybe from one landing to another.
Ideally we'd like a route of about 3-5 hrs using the launch part of the way and walking where we can stay close to the lake (so we don't get lost !) So any advice please ?
Last time I was there the lake was frozen and the launch was cancelled, is it runing at the moment ?
Is there any decent walking guide I can either get on the www or to buy in Keswick ?
Thanks - Ole