Things To Do

Lake District Activities in and near Keswick

Rosthwaite is located in the Northern Lake District just 7 miles from Keswick. The village is situated in the Borrowdale Valley at the southern end of Derwentwater. Whilst Rosthwaite remains a relatively quiet village all the year around, the nearby town of Keswick attracts a wide range of visitors. With its variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries, a cinema, leisure centre, museum and well reputed theatre, there is much to see and do. You can take a gentle stroll through one of the beautiful town parks, or visit the Derwentwater lake shore project where you can hire rowing boats or take a launch around the lake.

The Northern Lake District is a haven for walkers and those who enjoy ‘the great outdoors’. There are many available activities in the area, for all ages and abilities, including cycling, horse riding, water sports, fishing, bird watching and golf.

Please browse the selection of website links below for activities close to Rosthwaite and the Borrowdale Valley.


Lake District WalksIdeas for walks in the area
Pace the PeaksGuided walking tours, differentiated for all levels

Sporting Activities

Platty PlusSailing lessons on Derwentwater
Keswick Golf ClubStunning mountain course in Threlkeld
Watendlath Trout FishingNo permits required for this weekly stocked tarn
Keswick Climbing WallExcellent facilities near town centre
Keswick Canoe CompanyCanoeing adventures for all abilities
Cumbria GyroplanesTake a flight in a gyroplane, the Lake District from above!

Places of Interest

Theatre by the LakeFamous theatre located near Lake Derwentwater
The Pencil MuseumWorld famous museum of pencils
Alhambra CinemaCosy, traditional cinema in Keswick
Honister Slate MineWatch slate splitting
Mirehouse Historic HouseHistorical house
Keswick LaunchCruises on Derwentwater
Osprey viewpointVisit the Osprey viewpoint at Dodd Wood

Further information can be found on the Keswick Tourist Information website or by telephoning the Tourist Information Centre on 017687 72645.