This pleasant walk from Keswick town centre along the east shore of Derwent Water, can either be a circular or linear route. There is a lot of interest along the way, including a walk through Hope Park, feeding the ducks at the boat landings, the views from Friar’s Crag and a picnic stop at the Centenary stone.

The first half of the walk the path is easy for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and if a linear walk is your choice then a bus stop is located on Borrowdale Road. If you choose to continue with the walk back towards Keswick, the path in places is narrow, stony and muddy, so an all-terrain buggy would be recommended.

There is plenty of parking to choose from in Keswick town centre.


Route 12 – Derwent Water and Friar’s Crag – Map 1