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:
Keswick Launch – cruise on the launch or hire a Boat to explore Derwentwater
Theatre by The Lake, Keswick – See whats on
Honister Slate Mine – Award winning slate mine tour
Trotters World of Animals, Bassenthwaite – hundreds of friendly animals
Sports & Outdoors
Off Road Quad Bike Treks , Derwent Bay near Keswick – Great fun and fantastic scenery. 017687 72862.
Whinlatter , Whinlatter Pass, Keswick – Go Ape, Cafe, Forest Segway, Beautiful Walks.
Keswick Golf Club – Stunning 18 hole golf course
Cockermouth Golf CLub – Superb moorland course which is excellent in all weather
Keswick Climbing Wall , Keswick – Local climbing wall.
E-Venture , Keswick – Electric Bike local hire.
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
Glaramara – Outdoor centre in Borrowdale
Tours and Travel
Activus Travel – Experience the scenery of the Lake District.
English Lakes Tours – Discover the real 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