Rest StopThe Old Keswickian
The Wild Strawberry
The Packhorse Inn
Check the weather forecast before setting out and listen to advice locals may offer you. When the route follows a road with no footpath remember to walk on the right hand side so you are facing any oncoming traffic.
If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, we would recommend buying the OS Explorer Map OL4 - The English Lakes Northwestern Area. Alternatively, you may wish to print the daily maps directly from our app.
Tips and hints
Food & Drink
Cafes and food stores for supplies in Keswick.
Points of interest
Please see the interactive map for notable points of interest along the walk, including recommended pubs/restaurants and tearoom stops. Simply click the icons on the map for more information as you walk.
The centre of Keswick and now the Tourist Information Centre
Walla Crag and Lady's Rake
A range of accessible crags with views over Derwentwater and the surrounding peaks.
The most photographed bridge in the Lake District.
Theatre on the Lake
Live theatre, exhibitions and a cafe.
Ferry drop off points all over the lake.
Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required. The weather can change quickly in the Lake District so be sure to take all equipment even if the weather looks okay. Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
Please ensure you have plenty of water and emergency food (energy bars/trail mix) with you at all times. Please also ensure you check in advance of Pubs/cafes and shops opening hours on the day you are due to walk, in the Lake District opening hours are varied and they can be closed on certain days of the week (walking post-Covid19 lockdown restrictions means their opening hours could be even more erratic, so please check to avoid disappointment).