A walk around Derwenrwater is an enjoyable experience in all seasons. Starting from Keswick you walk through Hope Park, past the Theatre by the Lake and the launch quay and on along one side of the lake. At the head of the lake you can stop for morning tea or coffee at one of two lovely hotels with lake view. Then across the lake on duckboards and back to Keswick via the other side of the lake, through the beautiful Brandelhow Wood, where you may spot a rare red squirrel if you are lucky. The round trip is about 9 miles, but if that proves too exacting you can always return on the launch from one of its many pick-up points during the summer season.