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Portinscale is a Village in Lake District of Cumbria, on the west side of Derwent Water, 2 miles west of Keswick.

Portinscale is popular for its two Water Sports Centre's, Boat Trips, Biking, scenic Walking Routes, and Hiking the extremely popular 1,480ft Catbells hills, one of the most popular Hikes in the Lake District.

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The image top is of Derwent Water Marina in Portinscale for a wide range of Water Sports, Tuition and Hire.

The second image is of the Chalet Cafe & Restaurant in the centre of Portinscale.

The high white building straight ahead is the Derwent Water Hotel with Gardens that run down to the Lake, ideal for Holidays, or visits for Drinks and Meals.

The Farmers Arms in Portinscale is popular for Drinks, Beer Garden and lunch time Meals.

Derwent Water House or Derwent Bank, with the Dandelion Cafe is about half of a mile south of Portinscale centre, also offers guest accommodation.

This House was built in 1785 as Finkle Street House. It has scenic Gardens and a Lawn that runs down to the Lake with a small Pier.

The image below is from Derwent Water House pier looking south to Nichol End Marine, about 300 yards south.

Nicol End is where the Tour Boats drop off and pick up, with a scenic Path between Nicol End and Derwent Water House. Nicol End is also the stop for Hikers heading for Catbells. There are other stops around the lake you can get picked up at, on the south side of Catbells, and at the south end on the Lake.

Nicol End Marine has a Cafe and offer all tyPes of Boat Hire and Tuition.

The bottom image is of the 1,480ft Cat Bells / Catbells hill/mountain, looking north to Portinscale and Keswick over to the right.

This is one of the top Hikes in the Lake District, also an area with many scenic Walks around the Lake. Cat Bells Photo Tour.

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