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Sat, Nov 25


Keswick Theatre By The Lake

The Lake District | Derwent Water Circuit

Derwent Water is an absolute classic and a walk not to miss. A perfect low level walk for whatever the weather, this route takes in the wonderful sights and sounds over Skiddaw, Keswick, and the wonderful Borrowdale Valley.

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The Lake District | Derwent Water Circuit
The Lake District | Derwent Water Circuit

Time & Location

Nov 25, 2023, 9:00 AM

Keswick Theatre By The Lake, Lakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5DJ, UK

About The Event

Walk description:

Beginning at the iconic Theatre By The Lake, we will head west through the humble market town of Keswick to pick up the Cumbria Way, a popular long distance path that travels through the region. From here we will head south down the western side of the lake, still on the Way and now leaving the hustle and bustle of the town behind to enjoy the pretty village of Portinscale with its attractive marinas. There is a short stretch of road walking, although at this time of year we do not expect this road to be busy.

From here we will head on along footpaths past Nichol End and on through wonderful woodland with views across the lake emerging from time to time. Passing Hawes End Outdoor Centre, Victoria Bay, and Otter Island, we will soon reach the southern end of the lake, parting ways with the Cumbria Way and heading east.

The eastern shore of Derwent is different from the west in that there is the main B5289 running alongside. Thankfully however, much of the walk has a small footpath for us to follow, sometimes crossing the road. We will get up close and personal with the shore of the lake, perfect for skimming stones and enjoying a chilly paddle should you choose!

We will be walking along under the shadow of Ashness Woods and alcon Crag, passing Calfclose Bay and Lords Island, until finally we arrive back into Keswick to end back at the car park.

This is a truly wonderful walk to be enjoyed come rain or shine! Whether you attend alone or with friends/family, you'll soon get to know everyone in the group and enjoy a stress-free day.

Places are always limited on our walks, so do book on as soon as you can!

Walk length: 10 miles

We expect this walk to take around 6-7 hours 

Date and time:

Saturday 25th November 2023. Meet at 08:45am, start walking at 09.00am

Start/finish location:

Theatre By The Lake, Lakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5DJ

Getting to car park:

This car park is well signed and sits on the northern shore of Derwent Water. Best to use Google Maps to navigate.

This is a pay and display car park so please bring CASH in case the card reader is not working. Cars are left at owners own risk. We advise you to leave no valuables in your vehicle.

Toilet stops:

There are public toilets in the car park that cost 50p. Wild wees will be required on the walk otherwise.


By signing up to a walk with us you are giving us permission to take photos for promotional use across our website and social media pages. If you specifically do not want media taken with you in it, please do feel able to get in touch. We encourage you to take photos during your walk but ask you to be sensitive to other members. Also, we'd love to have a copy of any you are particularly proud of so we share them too!

Accidents and Incidents:

Abbie and our walk leaders are all qualified first aiders and will always carry an appropriate first aid kit. Should you be involved in an accident or become injured during the walk it is important that you notify Abbie or other walk leaders as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken. Should you feel unwell or require first aid please let them know. Please use the booking form and the paper disclaimer you will be given on the day as an opportunity to raise anything you feel the walk leader should know about. Abbie is also a qualified and insured Hill and Moorland Leader. 

Due to the nature of walking in an outdoor area there is often a level of risk. You will need to take responsibility for your own actions, health and involvement during the walk and will be expected to exercise judgement based on your fitness levels as to whether you can complete the walk. Any queries please get in touch. You will also be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by us and have a duty to exercise judgement regarding your own personal safety and that of other members of the group. If you choose to ignore safety instructions we cannot be held responsible for the consequences.

Cars are left at the owner's own risk.


Our walks are weather dependant. The weather can play a major role in our enjoyment of a day's walking and in some cases can present a real danger. We always review the weather forecast in detail the day before and will send you an email if we have to change any plans. This is however only likely if we feel heading out will put us at real risk. Please check the forecast for yourself and come prepared for whatever the weather! You should come fully kitted out for a full day's hike in the walking area.

Food and Drink:

We will not be providing any food or drink on this walk except emergency rations. Please ensure you have adequate food and drink for the day. If you have any questions or need any help/advice with what food to bring, please feel able to get in touch.

No Drug and Alcohol Policy:

Spend More Time In The WILD has been set up in order to inspire and motivate followers to head outside for the benefit of mental and physical health. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure space for anyone walking out a journey of freedom from addiction and substance abuse and as such have a strict no drug or alcohol policy on our walks and camping events.


By Us: In the rare case that we have to cancel an event, you will be notified by email and offered a full refund. We may cancel up to 12 hours ahead of an event due to personal injury or safety concerns re the weather, and will notify you by email.

By You: We require 30 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.

- 75% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 30 days to 7 days before your scheduled arrival.

- 100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 7 days.

If you have any questions regarding the walk or booking, please get in touch via You will be supplied with a contact number for emergency use on the day of the walk in your booking package.


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