Lake District Activities

Lake District Activities

Links to activities in Keswick & nearby Lake District

Keswick is ideally situated for touring the Lake District, and Highfield is perfectly placed being only an easy five minute stroll from the Town Centre and the Lake. There are lots of good walks right on the doorstep without having the need to venture out in the car, ask a member of the team at Highfield to lend you one of our many walking guides.

If you are planning a short break at Highfield and not sure what’s available in the area, we have listed below some of the activities and trips that are available. There are things to suit all tastes, many within easy reach either by car or on many of the trips organized in the area, some of which will collect you from Highfield:

The George Hotel – Keswick’s oldest inn and one of Keswick’s most popular pubs. Great food, ale, wine and company!


Keswick Launch – cruise on the launch or hire a Boat to explore Derwentwater

Theatre by The Lake, Keswick – Keswick Mining Museum

Honister Slate Mine – Award winning slate mine tour

Trotters World of Animals, Bassenthwaite – hundreds of friendly animals


Sports & Outdoors

Keswick Golf Club – Stunning 18 hole golf course

Appleby Golf Course – Superb moorland course which is excellent in all weather

Keswick Mountain Bikes – Bike Hire

Fly Fishing, Hawkshead – “The most renowned fishing lake in the north”

Rookin House Equestrian & Activity Centre in Troutbeck

Derwentwater Marina, Portinscale – water sports tuition, boat hire & windsurfing

Nichol End Marine, Portinscale – great outdoor experiences on water & fell

Rathbones of Keswick – Award winning Outdoor shop

Glaramara – Outdoor centre in Borrowdale


Tours and Travel

Erics Taxis – Guided minibus tours around the Lakes

KLM Travel – Experience the scenery of the Lake District


Places of Interest

Dove Cottage, Grasmere – William Wordsworth’s home

Rydal Mount & Gardens, near Ambleside

Holker Hall, Gardens & Lakeland Motor Museum, plus the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition

Hill Top, near Sawyer – former home of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Gallery, Bowness

Abbot Hall – One of Britain’s finest independent galleries

Mirehouse – stately house and lovely gardens


“An excellent stay, best in Keswick so far.”

– Weekender Club Bolton