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“Stunning Views, hopeless service”
Review of Derwentwater

Derwentwater
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The Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour: Lake...
Ranked #3 of 75 things to do in Keswick
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Having spent yet another weekend in Keswick, we thought we'd take a boat trip since the weather was stunning, not just for February. The fells were looking their best and the birds were singing, perfect for a nice cruise around the tranquil and scenic Derwentwater. Ah but to do this, you have to get on a boat and I'm afraid they hadn't a clue on how to deal with customers. We asked at the office and were told to just go and join the queue for the boat which was leaving shortly, did this but unfortunately we were last in queue and when we got level with the boat, there appeared to be no seats (from the jetty looking down), I asked the woman fiddling with one of the ropes (as if they were leaving) and she just ignored me, I asked a second time and she said of course there were single seats, and then. just looked again, at the rope and fiddled some more. She didn't go and check and was obviously in a rush to go. Did she really think we were going to pay £18.50 to stand/sit apart on a boat trip? so we didn't go on a boat trip, we sat on the stones and the plentiful seating and just looked at the views, entirely free of charge.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I would guess about 8 miles of fairly easy terrain. Good to burn of some calories ready for some more. If it gets to much you can cut it short at one of the launch pick up points to return you by a short sail across the lake.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Just a short walk from the centre of Keswick, Lake Derwent is simply stunning. It's lovely to walk down to the shore and the view is breathtaking from there.
The 50 minute trip on the Keswick Launch is a great way to get around the whole lake and take some nice pics. A place not to miss when visiting Keswick.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lake Derwent has an easy lakeside stroll to the local beauty spot of Friars Crag. If you want something a little more adventurous try walking from the lake through the wood and up to Castle Crag, a wonderful view of the lake and surrounding peaks, including catbells. You can walk right up the lakeside and see the view of the "Jaws of Buttermere" at the top, when the sun breaks through the cold winter clouds - the light can take your breath away. Keswick has something for all, a busy little market town with great individual shops - books, cheese, chocolate etc, and idyllic lakeside theatre and lots a walks for every ability

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We had a good hour around here exploring some great views in between the hailstones & the sideways rain.

I got some nice pics in between. What ever the weather as i have been before, this is a truly nice place to visit. Only 5 minutes from Keswick via a pedestrian walkway. Be prepared as what ever the time of the year the wind does get up but does not spoil the view.

Thank EdinburghChaz
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