Thursday, 15 September 2011

Scenes from Derwentwater

On a recent trip to the Lakes I took a trip on one of the launches on Derwentwater. This offers a  different angle on views of many of the popular fells.

Setting off from the camping barn at Skelgill farm, the boat trip started at Hawes End and going anti-clockwise offered us a nice leisurely ride to Keswick, down to the start of Borrowdale before heading back up the lake.

The views of Catbells over to Maiden Moor and High Spy offer a good view of that popular ridge walk.

Further down and you get a great view of the diminutive Castle Crag as it stands in the jaws of Borrowdale.

As the lauch heads back up the Lake towards Keswick you have a perfect view of the Skiddaw fells and a distant Blencathra.

From the water you cannot really see Keswick at all, and as you can only see a few houses and hotels dotted around the edge of the lake you really get the impression of being away from it all.

This is a great way to spend some time in the Keswick area, with each launch stop offering its own walks and sites.

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