It is a perfect base for making the most of this fantastic area. A fell walker’s paradise, it sits at the base of mighty Skiddaw, the fourth largest mountain in England, and a plethora of other fells are just a short distance away. If something a little more stately is required why not take a gentler stroll around the beautiful grounds of nearby Mirehouse where you can choose from formal gardens, a wild flower meadow, a heather maze, a rhododendron tunnel, poetry walk and four adventure playgrounds in the woods. A circular walk also passes through parkland to the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake taking in the romantically-sited chapel of St Bega.
Alternatively Keswick is a delightful town with cinema, theatre, climbing wall, shops and a fabulous choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Why not hire a rowing boat to explore beautiful Derwentwater or hop in to one of the launches to take in the glorious views. All in all Derwent View is an extremely elegant and comfortable jumping off point for all that the Lake District has to offer.