HOME PAGE Room Info. Local Attractions Directions to House What we Offer2008 Tariff

LAKES & MOUNTAINS in the LAKE DISTRICT

 


Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle Keswick
Midsummer night 21st June brings New Age Travellers
 to the Stone Circle
(within easy walking distance from the Guest House)

The 20 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS
in the
LAKE DISTRICT
(Height in Feet)
1 Scawfell Pike

3210

11 Esk Pike 2903
2 Scawfell 3162 12 Raise 2889
3 Helvellyn 3118 13 Fairfield 2863
4 Skiddaw 3053 14 Blencathra 2847
5 Great End 2984 15 Skiddaw Little Man 2837
6 Bowfell 2960 16 Whiteside 2832
7 Great Gable 2949 17 Crinkle Crags 2816
8 Pillar 2927 18 Dollywaggon Pike 2810
9 Nethermost Pike 2920 19 Great Dodd 2807
10 Catstycam 2917 20 Grassmoor 2791
LAKES, MERES & WATERS
  NAME Miles Long Miles Wide Feet Deep
1

Windermere

10.5 1.25 219
2 Ullswater 7.5 0.75 205
3 Coniston 5.25 0.5 184
4 Bassenthwaite Lake 4 0.75 70
5 Thirlmere (Reservoir) 3.8 0.5 158
6 Hawswater (Reservoir) 4 0.5 198
7 Derwentwater 3.5 1.25 172
8 Crummock Water 3.4 0.8 144
9 Wastwater 3.1 0.5 260
10 Ennerdale 2.5 0.75 148
11 Esthwaite 1.5 0.5 80
12 Buttermere 1.25 0.8 95
13 Loweswater 1.25 0.8 60
14 Grasmere 1 0.5 75
15 Rydal Water 0.75 0.25 65
16 Brothers Water 0.4 0.25 70
17 Elterwater 0.4 varies 70
18 Tarn Howes (man-made) (Deep enough to drown)

Mountains for Fell    Walking + Climbing (see above chart for full range)


Skiddaw  : (3053ft / 931m)
- a good introduction to "climbing a mountain" It is an easy but steep, wide path up the main route. Stout Walking Boots rqd. Fantastic views off the top.  Approx. 3 hours up and down.

Helvellyn and Blencathra
are both popular, regular choices by Visiting Walkers/Climbers.

Walla Crag.
Can been seen through some of the Front bedroom windows. It's an easy, enjoyable walk up through the woods with steady inclines
 


Latrigg Fell

     Gentle Fell Walking

There is a wide Bridlepath winding it's way up
Latrigg Fell (just over 1000ft / 367m) It's an easy hour or less to the top - fantastic panoramic views over Keswick > Borrowdale (left) : Bassenthwaite Lake  (right). This path brings you to the base of Skiddaw - so you can continue on up or come back down via the Gale road into Applethwaite village. Be aware the Bridlepath is regularly used by Mountain Bikers & Horse Riders!

Catbells (445m) - one of the more popular fells with families and walkers of all ages.  Fantastic views across Derwentwater Lake, esp. from Catbells Ridge which has been used in numerous films inc. Sherlock Holmes.
(The panoramic Banner across the top of this WEbpage is taken from the road just below Catbells Ridge)

Castlehead
is a small volcanic "Plug". It is easily accessible from the house -3/4hr will find you at the summit with spectacular views down Borrowdale Valley and across to Bassenthwaite. It's an easy walk with steady pulls and scrambles. Seat on the top with a stone plinth outlining, identifying and pointing to all the surrounding mountains



 

www.petz4u.co.uk

 Walk Round Derwentwater

 The Lake is 3.5miles long: 1.25 miles wide and stretches down into the Borrowdale Valley. Good footpaths circuit the Lake at high and low levels. There are regular Boat-landing stages en-route - so you can take the Public Launch so far - get off and walk to the next Boat landing or walk back to Keswick. (The Launches go clock-wise & anti-clockwise round the lake every 1/2 hour)  The walking route round the Lake is approx. 12miles long.


Derwentwater 10 Run 2nd Nov.'08


 

Dates will be updated soon for 2011

Keswick Events
Keswick Mountain Festival - Activity based Festival Mid May  - Films, Lectures, seminars and activities for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Keswick Comedy Festival - A first of its kind was in July 2009
in various venues in Keswick
Keswick Beer Festival - Popular annual beer festival in June
Keswick Film Festival - A fantastic programme of film from
around the world.
Words By The Water - Keswicks literature Festival based at
The Theatre by the Lake  (End of Feb > beg March)
Keswick Jazz Festival
- Famous festival attracting visitors from around the world (beginning of May)
Keswick Convention - Keswick's Christian Convention now in its 129th year (2md weel July - first week Aug)

Keswick Film Festival
Main festival 4 days beg February
www.keswickfilmfestival.org

Words by the Water
(End of Feb > beg March)
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

Keswick Half Marathon
Beginning of May
www.keswickrugbyclub.co.uk

The 17th Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival
www.keswickjazzfestival.co.uk

 

The Cumberland Ale Keswick Mountain Festival
3rd week May
www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk

Keswick Christian Convention
2nd week of July for 3 weeks
www.keswickministries.org

The Keswick Beer Festival
Beg of June
www.keswickbeerfestival.co.uk

Cockermouth Agricultural Show
End of August
www.cockermouthshow.co.uk

Bassenthwaite Regatta
1st week in August
www.bassenthwaite-sc.org.uk

Keswick Agricultural Show
August Bank Holiday Monday
www.keswickshow.co.uk

Borrowdale Shepherds' Meet and Show
End of  September
www.borrowdaleshow.org.uk

The Keswick Traditional Christmas Fayre
first Sunday in December

Brunlea 2008
    All rights reserved

Tel: 017687 74247
Email:  brunlea@live.com
 Brunlea Guest House, 1 - 3 Stanger Street, KESWICK, Cumbria CA12 5JU

Web Design by Glaramara