Keswick Mountain Festival planned a hike.
May 3, 2022
This is a gorgeous walk to one of Britain’s most wonderfully situated ancient monuments: Castlerigg Stone Circle. Occupying a plateau and surrounded by some of the national park’s most iconic fells, it’s a spot with much to interest historians and photographers. On the way back to Keswick, the Tour visits… read more
This is a superb hike onto the Central Fells, taking in three Wainwrights and an iconic packhorse bridge too. The initial stages take you alongside Derwent Water, before ascending to the photogenic Ashness Bridge. After taking a few snaps, the ascent continues with little sections of scrambling on the… read more
Beautiful Derwent Water is the perfect size for a long day out tracing its scenic shores. It bucks the trend of other large lakes in the national park, being rounder and less ribbon-like than Windermere, Ullswater, Wast Water, Bassenthwaite and the rest. The scenery is no less spectacular though; Derwent… read more
Catbells is one of the most iconic fells in the Lake District National Park. The way it blends aesthetic appeal with the right balance of accessibility and challenge makes it a great favourite with families and it is a familiar sight in views across Derwent Water.
It’s possible to walk to Catbells from… read more
Latrigg is to Keswick what Helm Crag is to Grasmere and Loughrigg is to Ambleside: an easily accessible summit that charms locals and visitors alike. A foothill of the grand Skiddaw group, it boasts sumptuous views over the town, across Derwent Water and beyond into the heart of mountainous Lakeland… read more
This is a lovely loop taking in some of Derwent Water’s most treasured viewpoints. Friars Crag has long been famous for its vantage down the lake towards the Jaws of Borrowdale, while Walla Crag boasts a superb vista and is also ‘a delectable place for picnic’ according to Alfred Wainwright, who knew… read more
Skiddaw has watched over the Vale of Keswick for millions of years and it’s hard to imagine the town without the image of its noble form in the background. This is the oldest mountain group in the national park, a great family of rounded summits, topped by Skiddaw itself. As the fourth highest of all… read more