One glance at Derwentwater is all you'll need to realize why this "Queen of Lakes" inspires so many romantic poets and artists. Towering crags and the majestic woods of the Lake District National Park surround this 6.4 km (4 mi) long, 1.6 km (1 mi) wide lake. Abundant wildlife, diverse flora, and truly spectacular views of all four islands await you as you hike along the 16 km (10 mile) footpath. The lake's two marinas offer guided cruises to explore the islands, but if you prefer to venture out on your own, you can rent a motorboat, canoe, kayak, or rowboat. The two larger islands are St. Herbert's, which offers comfortable places to picnic, and Derwent Isle, which has a 16th-century house that you can explore. Mountaineering and watersports, such as sailing and windsurfing, are available for the adventurous traveler. Fishing is also favorite pastime; you can purchase a fishing permit and rod license from the Keswick Information Centre. Make Derwentwater a centerpiece of your Portinscale vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Portinscale online tour itinerary planner.
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Beautiful view peaceful reminds me of lake Louise in Canada both derwentwater and the Canadian lake are. both peaceful and serene
Beautiful view peaceful reminds me of lake Louise in Canada both derwentwater and the Canadian lake are. both peaceful and serene more »
Really nice place to walk, a lot of views to see and places to sit down.Imagine it could get very busy in summer though……..
Really nice place to walk, a lot of views to see and places to sit down.Imagine it could get very busy in summer though…….. more »
A really beautiful place to walk. It's about 10 miles and takes about 4 to 6 hours to walk around, depending upon how many stops you make for refreshments. I high recommend St Mary's Mount for refreshments and tye Derwentwater Hotel.
One of the most accessible lakes in the whole of the Lake District. At Derwentwater you can follow a very easy family friendly walking route around the perimeter without any significant hindrance. For a shorter day, you might decide to get the boat across the water to Keswick. If you want more challenge, there are plenty of climbs in the vicinity which will give you a good workout as well as offering an exceptional view of the water. For the best view, including sight of the nearby Bassenthwaite Lake, consider climbing Catbells on the southwest side of Derwent.
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