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:


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