Things to do at Derwentwater House, Keswick, Lake District

Things To Do

The view that tells you what to do: hike the hills, sail the waters, canoe, and climb.  More mild than wild? Try golfTheatre by the Lake, or a tour of the Keswick Brewery.

You can do some wonderful walks straight from the house, or jump in the car and head off on the most scenic tours you can imagine, or take out a mountain bike or electric bike from E-Venture Bikes and cycle around Derwentwater.

There’s a cricket and croquet sets available, along with footballs to enjoy in our extensive grounds. And there’s plenty of country side pursuits available nearby too, including: clay pigeon shooting, archery, off-road driving, go karting, quadbiking, and paintballing.

Make the most of being lake side and get out on the water – kayaking, sailing and canoeing are all available from the marina a few hundred yards from the house, and are the perfect way to enjoy the Lakes.

You can also sample some fine cuisine at a local gastro-pub or restaurant. The Farmer’s Arms is only a ten minute walk from the house, and The Chalet Restaurant, which is informal yet stylish, is a mere 5 minutes. For lunch and lighter bites we recommend The Lingholm Kitchen, a 10 minute walk from the house. Keswick also offers great dining out, with our favourites including The Pheasant Inn, lunch at Treeby & Bolton and for a special occasion The Pheasant at Basenthwaite Lake, or The Cottage in the Wood at Whinlatter. We recommend booking.

Things to do