A list of Keswick Walking routes with Photos and
links to Maps and Guides.
Many walkers at Keswick use the buses as they
often allow more variation to the walk. The Keswick
Bus Station is in the centre of town next to the
large Booths Store.
Google Keswick Bus
Stops, Bus Numbers and Routes.
Handy numbers to have are for Keswick Cabs Mobile:
07961 589 003. This company provides pick up and drop
off services for walkers and dogs.
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The Keswick Walking routes are listed by closest
Cumbria Way South. The 70
mile Cumbria Way runs right through Keswick. You can
follow the South Trail from Keswick centre, around
the top of Derwentwater to the small village of
Portinscale, down the west side of Derwentwater, and
round the south side to the large Lodore Falls Hotel
with a beer garden, about 7 miles in distance. There
is a pier by the Lodore Falls Hotel where you can
catch a boat back to Keswick, and regular buses run
from the hotel to Keswick. You can also start the
walk with a scenic boat trip from Keswick Launch
across the lake to Portinscale. The website below has
a map of the route.
Website . OS Map . Image
Cumbria Way North. The
Cumbria Way Trail North goes out of Keswick east side
at Brundholme Road, crosses the A66 via a footbridge,
climbs up and around Latrigg Hill to the top hiking
car park for Skiddaw mountain at 950ft. The trail
then leads up the valley between the 3,054ft Skiddaw
and the 2,848ft Blencathra mountains to Skiddaw
House. The Cumbria Way trail then leads north to the
village of Caldbeck, about 14 miles altogether.
Alternatively, you can follow another trail from
Skiddaw House, round the north side of Skiddaw
mountain to the scenic village of Bassenthwaite, from
where you can catch a bus back to Keswick, about 6
miles between Bassenthwaite and Keswick. The website
below has a map of the routes.
Website . OS Map . Image
Castlerigg Stone Circle 1
and a half miles east of Keswick. This walk starts
from Keswick centre, or there is a car park close to
the stone circle. The circle is thought to have been
constructed around 3200 BC. Use the Google Map Link
and change to walking for the route out from
Wiki Page . Road Map
Ashness Bridge 3 miles
south of Keswick
Ashness Bridge is said to be one of the most
photographed sights in the lake district. There are a
number of walking trails at the bridge, around, or up
to the top of the 1,935ft Castlerigg Fell, and the
1,994ft High Seat. There is a large tourist car park
by the bridge. Buses drop off at start of the hill
road up to the bridge, about half of a mile walk.
There is also a trail between Keswick and the Ashness
Bridge that runs along the side of Castlerigg
Website . OS Map . Google Map
Dodd Wood 4 miles north of
Keswick by Bassenthwaite Lake. A visitor centre with
the Old Sawmill Cafe, walking trails, and in the
spring, the Bassenthwaite Ospreys can be watched from
viewing areas in the forest. The Mirehouse Mansion
for visits and walks through the gardens to the lake
is also here. There are regular buses that run
between Keswick and Dodd Wood. Tel: 01768 778
Website . OS Map . CA12 4QE . Reviews
Thirlmere Reservoir 7
miles southeast of Keswick. The car parks at
Thirlmere have a bus stop and regular buses that run
between Keswick and Grasmere. There are well marked
paths along the side of the reservoir, with notice
boards showing the attractions along the paths.
Across the road is another car park under the 3,117ft
Helvellyn mountain. That car park can be used to hike
the mountain, and for trails along the bottom of the
OS Map . Photos . Map . Image
Grasmere 12 miles south of
Keswick. The walk from the scenic village of
Grasmere, around Grasmere Lake, is one of the most
popular and scenic in England. Many walkers hike up
onto the side of Loughrigg Fell, on the south side of
the lake, for great views over the lake to Grasmere.
There are regular buses between Keswick and
Photo Tour . OS Map . Map . Image
Guided Fell Walking with Cathy
Guided walks for individuals or groups to many of the
top hiking and walking locations around Keswick, or
to less well known trails that only a local guide can
provide. Tel: 01768 774 824.