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Walk through Hope Park just outside Rooms36 down to the lake.

You can either:

Walk along the lake as far as you like. It is lovely to just potter around by the lakeshore, and there are plenty of small pools, that are ideal for children.

Walk around all of Derwentwater. It is a 3-hour flat walk around the entire lake, but make time for stops. There are some lovely picturesque spots and tearooms.

Catch the boat:

Catch the boat from either Hawes End or Catbells

Catbells is our little hill, which is good for beginners. It has stunning views, and a clear path makes it very accessible, and with a bit of a scramble on it, really good fun for the kids as well.

Lodore Falls and Shepard's Cafe

The Falls is a beautiful little waterfall set in the pretty backdrop of the old woodland area. Shepard's Farm Cafe is where all the local climbers hang out, for teas, scones, quiches, sandwiches and cakes. It has one of the best settings for a cafe, overlooking Derwentwater and Catbells and Maiden Moor.

You will be sitting in the big front garden, where there are toys for the children. On rainy days there is a little inside area.

Ashness Bridge and Walla Crag

Ashness Bridge is a natural point of beauty: sit by the beautiful river and take the views in. It really is breathtakingly stunning!

From Ashness Bridge you can walk back towards Keswick over the fells, it is only a short uphill and you will have the loveliest views and be walking in the peaceful landscape of Walla Crag.