Guided Walking at Derwentwater

Lake District

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Activity types:

  • High Mountains
  • Newly Refurbished

Level

  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Harder
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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £179.00 - 3 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

This Guided Walking holiday at Derwent Bank, based near Keswick on the shores of Derwent Water is the ideal way to follow the charming valley, lakeside rambles and challenging mountain ascents of the Lake District National Park.

Immerse yourself into the natural beauty and let our guide show you all the top spots and best walks of the area. 

 

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Accommodation

Freswater Bay refurbished for 2016

 

With the best waterfront of any hotel on Derwent Water, and splendid views of the surrounding fells, Derwent Bank offers a truly exceptional location.

 Green Tourism logo4-star Visit Britain Guest Accommodation

Bedrooms

Derwent Bank has 32 bedrooms in the main building, plus 5 double bedded chalets in the gardens. Some of the rooms have views over the lake, whilst others face towards the mountains of Cat Bells and Grizedale Pike. In addition, in the grounds there is the refurbished Coach House, a luxurious two bedroom apartment.

Classic bedrooms at Derwent Bank

Classic bedrooms – included in your holiday price

Comfortable accommodation with an en-suite bathroom, with either a bath or shower. Single rooms are available for an extra £8 per night. 

Premium Rooms at Derwent Bank

Premium bedrooms – from an extra £5 per person per night

Enjoy extra space or exceptional views, plus additional facilities including a towelling robe and complimentary slippers when you upgrade.

Family Room at Derwent Bank

Family bedrooms 

We have a selection of 3 and 4-bedded rooms. These have all the facilities of our classic rooms plus full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk beds or occasional beds for children.

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Facilities

All our Country Houses are tailored to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and have excellent boot and drying rooms and laundry facilities.

At Derwent Bank there is a large, comfortable lounge, an attractive dining room and a welcoming bar stocking local beer. The conservatory is particularly attractive and has superb views of the lake and the surrounding fells. Free WiFi is available in some public rooms. There is also a range of board games and books.

The house sits in extensive gardens with a sloping lawn down to the lake jetty. Outside there is a formal garden, a putting green and croquet lawn.

Also Derwent Bank has a Dandelion café with comfortable chairs, delectable local produce and a great cup of tea or coffee, making a fantastic place to relax, enjoy and unwind overlooking Derwent Water.

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Food

All holidays at our Country Houses are Full Board with all meals included, from dinner on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure.

Breakfast at Derwent Bank

Breakfast:

The most important meal of the day. Choose from a wide selection on the cold buffet and/or a full cooked breakfast. You could choose fruit and yoghurt followed by scrambled egg, porridge followed by a full English breakfast, or anything in between.

Picnic lunch at Derwent Bank

Lunch:

Our famous self-select picnic lunches keep you going on a day outdoors. Your own choice of sandwiches is prepared to order, and you can add crisps and snacks, fruit, nuts, chocolate bars, sweets and biscuits as you wish. Our house-based Leisure Activities include an in-house lunch (typically soup, sandwiches etc).

Dinner at Derwent Bank

Dinner:

The relaxed, sociable dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses. With tables seating up to 10 and no seating plan, it offers a great opportunity to get to know your fellow guests. There is always a choice of dishes for every course, featuring classic British cooking and local specialities. A vegetarian option is always available.

The bar at Derwent Bank

Bar:

All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

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Evening

After your day’s walk or activity, your evenings are free for you to enjoy however you want. If you would like to continue interacting with our guides and fellow guests we often have extra activities available. Plus you always have the option to just relax in the bar.

Social activities:

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer in the bar before a talk about the next day's walks. After dinner there will be an activity or entertainment which you will be welcome to join. These vary from week to week but could include a talk on wildlife or the island’s rich history from a local speaker or a team quiz.

Leisure Activities:

Many of our Leisure Activities holidays continue into the evening with programmed sessions. Other holidays will have the evenings free, and you will be welcome to join in other social activities that may be happening in the house.

Family holidays:

Our activity leaders are on hand to organise children’s activities and games for younger children before dinner. These could include rounders, outdoor games, or crafts. After dinner there are further activities for the whole family.

Self-Guided Walking:

There may be evening social activities happening in the house during your holiday, and you will be most welcome to join in. However, not all self-guided holidays will have evening activities available – if these are important to you, please check before booking.

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Accessibility
Due to the layout and age of Derwent Bank bedrooms within the main house are not accessible for wheelchair users, with all accommodation being reached from stairs. We do have chalets in the grounds which are on the ground floor which can be used for wheelchair users, however mobility will be restricted in the room.

Arrival & car parking facilities

Designated disabled parking bays are available directly in front of the house. The surface of the main car park is graveled with a slight slope. If you need assistance with your luggage, please just ask a member of the team. To gain access to the main building, there are three steps. Once you are, all public rooms are on the same level.

Wheelchair accessibility

Once you have gain access to the house, all public rooms are accessible for wheelchairs. Our bedrooms in the main house aren’t accessible as they are on the first and second floors. If you require a wheelchair friendly room, we recommend our chalets which are situated in the grounds. 

More details on Derwent Bank accessibility ›

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied

Holiday highlights

  • Classic lakeside, valley and mountain ridge walks
  • Ascend famous Lakeland mountain peaks including Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and Great Gable
  • Stay at Derwent Bank right on the lakeshore

Great reasons to join us

  • Great value: all prices include Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, and light-hearted evening activities
  • Choice: choose from up to 3 guided walks each walking day, with expert guides
  • Accommodation: enjoy a lakeside location just two miles from Keswick, with fantastic views of the surrounding fells
  • Sociability: we pride ourselves on the social atmosphere of our holidays - walk together, eat together and relax together

NEW: Outdoor Escapes

NEW from HF HolidaysNEW for 2017: Our Outdoor Escapes are ideally suited to our working age guests. Enjoy a few days away, or a longer holiday, with guests of a similar age and outlook.

This is a great way to explore the great British countryside - take it easy on our easier walks, or relish the challenge of our longer or mountain walks. During the day you can enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks (find details of which walks on the Guided Walking itinerary tab). In the evening relax with likeminded guests and during your evening meal, enjoy a glass of wine at the bar, or relax in the lounge with new-found friends. For those that wish they'll also be informal evening activities on offer; perhaps a team quiz, or talk from a National Park ranger.

Look on our Dates & prices tab to find out which of our holidays are Outdoor Escapes.

Itinerary

Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day – you can choose an Easier Walk one day and switch to a Harder Walk the next.

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

 

Easier walks

HF Holidays walks level 3 medium

 

Medium walks

HF Holidays walks grade 5 harder

 
Harder walks
 
 

We’ve a fantastic selection of walks for 2016 - see below. Please check back here in November for any variations for our 2017 holidays.


Group A: St John's in the Vale and Blencathra

Easier Walk: In the shadow of Castle Rock we walk along the Vale of St John below High Rigg. We reach the highlight of Castlerigg Stone Circle (c3,000BC) before we return to Keswick and the launch back. 7 miles (11km) with 1,100 feet (330m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: From the north end of Thirlmere we enjoy the wonderful low-lying fell of High Rigg before joining the same route as the Easier Walk. 8 miles (13km) with 1,500 feet (450m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: From Threlkeld, the steep and airy arête of Hall’s Fell to the top of Blencathra is described by Wainwright as the finest way to any mountain top and is our challenge today. The route down is on grassy Blease Fell to the Blencathra Field Centre and over Latrigg to Portinscale. Some sections of scrambling, requiring a head for heights. 11 miles (17.5km) with 3,300 feet (990m) of ascent. 


Group B: Scafell Pike and Derwent Water

Easier Walk: Deep in the Borrowdale Valley, we begin our walk from the pretty village of Rosthwaite over to Watendlath. Following Watendlath Beck we take a diversion to view Lodore Falls before strolling back along the shores of Derwent Water. 7 miles (11km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: From the edge of Keswick we ascend gradually via Spring Wood to reach the superlative viewpoint of Walla Crag. We continue down to the beautiful setting of Ashness Bridge, then follow the very edge of the lake back to Keswick and eventually, Derwent Bank. 8 miles (13 km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent.

Walk changed from that originally advertised due to flood damage to footpaths in the Keswick area

Harder Walk: The ascent of England’s highest summit, Scafell Pike, is our objective today and we walk from Seathwaite up to Styhead Tarn and then ascend via the spectacular Corridor Route. We descend via Esk Hause and Grains Gill back to Seathwaite. Some rough, steep paths over rock, large boulders and scree, requiring a head for heights, make this a challenging walk. 9 miles (14.5km) with 3,100 feet (930m) of ascent. 


Group C: West of Derwent Water

Easier Walk: circular walk with lovely views,contouring along the Cat Bells ridge by an old mine route before dropping down to the shore of Derwent Water to meander along the lakeshore. 7 miles (11km) with 300 feet (90m) of ascent.

Walk changed from that originally advertised due to flood damage to footpaths in the Keswick area

Medium Walk: We cross Newlands Beck to climb the neighbouring fells of Outerside and Barrow in the Coledale Valley, before returning to Derwent Bank via Braithwaite and Ullock. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,200 feet (660m) of ascent.  

Harder Walk: After crossing Newlands Beck, we ascend the steep ridges of Rowling End and Causey Pike, descending via Outerside and Stile End to Braithwaite and Portinscale. Some steep, rocky sections. 10 miles (16km) with 2,800 feet (840m) of ascent.


Group D: Buttermere

Easier Walk: From Lanthwaite Green we walk through woodland to the tranquil west shore of Crummock Water, which we follow all the way to Buttermere village. 6 miles (9.5km) with 700 feet (210m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: After walking the northern shore of Buttermere we ascend Haystacks, a hill of multiple crags and tarns and the scattering place of Alfred Wainwright’s ashes. Our return to Buttermere is via Innominate Tarn, Blackbeck Tarn and Warnscale Bottom. Rough, steep and rocky in sections. 7 miles (11km) with 1,800 feet (540m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Today we climb Red Pike from Buttermere. Beyond Red Pike the route takes us via High Stile and High Crag before dropping steeply to Scarth Gap; we return to Buttermere via Haystacks and Warnscale Bottom. Some short sections of easy scrambling. 9 miles (14.5km) with 3,200 feet (960m) of ascent. 


Group E: Around Patterdale

Easier Walk: From Glenridding we take the Ullswater Steamer to the small settlement of Howtown half way along the eastern side of the lake. From here we take the attractive and varied lakeside path back to Side Farm, Patterdale and Glenridding. On occasions when the Ullswater steamer isn’t running, we take a walk through Grisedale, up to Lanty’s Tarn for fantastic views over Ullswater, and finish in Glenridding. 7 miles (11km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: The picturesque waterfalls at Aira Force are a highlight today as we walk to Glencoyne Head and ascend Sheffield Pike. We then head down Glencoyne Valley, past the old miners’ cottages, to Glenridding. 9 miles (14.5km) with 1,900 feet (570m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: A fine mountain walk along the long ridge of Hartsop-above-How to the rough top of Hart Crag and the summit of Fairfield. Then Cofa Pike leads us into Deepdale Hause and up St Sunday Crag before descending into Glenridding. Some short sections of easy scrambling, requiring a head for heights. 8 miles (13km) with 3,300 feet (990m) of ascent. 


Group F: Derwent water Latrigg and Skiddaw

Easier Walk: We follow the eastern shore of Derwent Water to the picture-postcard Ashness Bridge, descending to the western shore to take the launch from Brandelhow back to Derwent Bank. 7 miles (11km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: From Threlkeld we ascend the lonely valley of Glenderaterra Beck before turning south to the stunning viewpoint top of Latrigg. Passing Crossthwaite church – with the graves of Robert Southey and Canon Rawnsley – we reach Derwent Bank via Portinscale. 10 miles (16km) with 1,600 feet (480m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Starting on the east side of Bassenthwaite Lake we head up Ullock Pike and Carl Side, then via a slight path on scree and some rock to the summit of Skiddaw, overlooking Keswick. Dropping to Skiddaw House we take the Cumbria Way through the Glenderaterra Valley to Crossthwaite church then on to Derwent Bank. 12 miles (19km) with 2,900 feet (870m) of ascent. 


Group G: Ullswater and Helvellyn

Easier Walk: We visit Gowbarrow Fell summit with extensive views all round by starting steeply up from Dockray, then descending gradually with bird’s-eye views over Ullswater. We reach the large waterfall of Aira Force before taking the new Ullswater Steamer service to Glenridding. 5 miles (8 km) with 1000feet (300m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: With amazing views from the top, our route first takes us from Patterdale up Place Fell; then down past becks and waterfalls in the valley of Scalehow to the picturesque undulating lakeside path along Ullswater to Glenridding. 8 miles (13km) with 2,100 feet (630m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Helvellyn via the glacial arête of Striding Edge is today’s iconic mountain walk, and Swirral Edge soon follows, taking us to the pyramid shaped Catstycam and the beautiful and moody Red Tarn. Our gradual descent through the Glenridding valley ends the perfect day. Some scrambling and one short but very steep descent requiring a head for heights. 8 miles (13km) with 2,900 feet (870m) of ascent. 


Group H: Around Keswick and Derwent Water

Easier Walk: From the House we walk around the edge of Keswick up towards mighty Skiddaw, before looping round the lovely Latrigg Fell and back along a disused road through Brundholme Wood and eventually back to Derwent Bank. 7 miles (11 km) with 1200 feet (360m) of ascent.

Walk changed from that originally advertised due to flood damage to footpaths in the Keswick area

Medium Walk: Heading over the popular fell Cat Bells, we drop down to the lake shore from Hause Gate and follow it back to Derwent Bank. 8 miles (13km) with with 1,800 feet (540m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: We head over Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy before descending past Rigghead Quarries to pick up the course of the Allerdale Ramble to the lakeshore, which we follow back to Derwent Bank. 12 miles (19km) with 2,900 feet (870m) of ascent. Both the Medium and the Harder Walks have some short steep rocky sections. 


Group I: High Borrowdale

Easier Walk: A lovely walk from Grange along the River Derwent to Stonethwaite village and the glacial valley of Langstrath, past the Galleny Force waterfalls to Rosthwaite. 6 miles (9.5km) with 400 feet (120m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: From Seathwaite Bridge we ascend Grains Gill to Sprinkling and Styhead Tarns, set in the iconic mountain scenery of central Lakeland. The descent is via Taylorgill Force to Seathwaite and down the valley to Rosthwaite. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,200 feet (660m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Today’s mountain walk is Great Gable with its poignant memorial to the war dead. Starting from Seathwaite, we walk steeply beside Taylor Gill Force to Styhead then on continuously demanding terrain across scree slopes and boulders to pass below the famous Napes Needle and Sphinx Rock on the way to the summit. The descent is via Windy Gap and Green Gable to Honister Pass. Needs a head for heights. 6 miles (9.5km) with 3,300 feet (990m) of ascent. 


Group J: Buttermere

Easier Walk: Beautiful Crummock Water marks the start of a walk which takes us around the slopes of Rannerdale Knotts to Buttermere village and an attractive circuit of the lake. 6 miles (9.5km) with 800 feet (240m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Starting from Buttermere, we follow a valley route to Sail Pass, cross the summit of Barrow and then take a gradual downhill path to Braithwaite and back home. 8 miles (13km) with 2,100 feet (630m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: From Cinderdale Common we make a steep ascent of Grasmoor, followed by an easy descent into Coledale Hause. We then climb once again onto the shapely summit of Grisedale Pike, after which it’s downhill all the way via Braithwaite and Portinscale to Derwent Bank. 9 miles (14.5km) with 3,400 feet (1,020m) of ascent. 


2016 Walking Programmes

7 night holidays: 5 days of walking and a free day on the Monday (unless otherwise stated)

Walks A-E: Fri 19 Feb; Fri 18 March; Fri 29  April; Fri 27 May; Fri 10, 24 June; Fri 8, 22 July;  Fri 19 Aug; Fri 2, 16, 30 Sept; Fri 7, 28 Oct; Fri  18 Nov 

Walks F-J: Fri 22 April; Fri 20 May; Fri 3, 17  June; Fri 15 July; Fri 12, 26 Aug; Fri 9, 23 Sept;  Fri 14 Oct 

Walks F, B, H, I, J: Fri 26 Feb; Fri 25 March; Fri  11 Nov  

4 night holidays: 3 days of walking

Walks C, D, E: Mon 22 Feb; Mon 14, 21  March; Mon 18 April; Mon 2, 16, 30 May;  Mon 13, 27 June; Mon 11, 25 July; Mon 22  Aug; Mon 5 Sept; Mon 3, 10, 31 Oct; Mon 14, 21 Nov 

Walks H ,I, J: Mon 29 Feb; Mon 25 April; Mon 23 May; Mon 6, 20 June;  Mon 18 July; Mon 15, 29 Aug; Mon 12, 26  Sept; Mon 17 Oct; Mon 14 Nov  

Walks A,B,C: Fri 18 March

Walks F,B,H: Fri 25 March

3 night holidays: 2 days of walking 

Walks A, B: Fri 19 Feb; Fri 29  April; Fri 27 May; Fri 10, 24 June; Fri 8, 22 July;  Fri 19 Aug; Fri 2, 30 Sept; Fri 7, 28 Oct; Fri 18  Nov 

Walks D,E: Tues 22 March

Walks F, G: Fri 22 April, Fri 20 May; Fri 3, 17  June; Fri 15 July; Fri 12, 26 Aug; Fri 9, 23 Sept,  Fri 14 Oct 

Walks F, B: Fri 26 Feb; Fri 11  Nov 

Walks F, H: Fri 4 Nov 

Walks F, C: Fri 25 Nov  

Walks I, J: Tues 29 March


Holiday information

Terrain and transport: Easier Walks are on valley, fell and lakeside paths. Medium Walks on good, but sometimes rocky paths, to lower summits and moorland fells. Harder Walks take us to mountain summits on steep and rough paths, and some walks need a head for heights. You might occasionally feel the need to use your hands.

On some days the walks start or finish at Derwentbank; on other days we use hired transport at the start and/or end of the walks. The cost of all transport to and from the walks is included in the price of your holiday.

Our guests: The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There is normally a good mix of ages, of new guests and 'regulars' from Britain and overseas, and of people travelling alone, with a partner or with friends.

Free day: Each seven and six night holiday has a day without any organised walks, so you can explore the Lake District independently.

In the evenings: Your leaders will inform you about the choice of walks for the next day and answer any questions you may have. After a sociable evening meal you could join in an organised activity such as a quiz or a talk about the local area, relax in the bar or use the Country House facilities. Every Tuesday (April to October) we organise a trip to Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake (payable locally).

Local area

The Lake District is England’s premier national park with outstanding mountain scenery.

Keswick
The nearest town is Keswick, about two miles away. As a popular tourist destination it has a range of facilities including supermarkets, banks, a post office, pubs and cafés. It is also well known for its huge number of outdoor shops where you can buy an array of clothing and equipment for the outdoors.

During your visit to Derwent Bank you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest:

Derwentwater Launch
Take a leisurely journey around Derwentwater on the ferry - a great way to see the surrounding mountains from a different perspective. The nearest stop at Nichol End is just a few minutes’ walk from Derwent Bank. www.keswick-launch.co.uk

Theatre by the Lake
Situated by the lakeshore in Keswick, the theatre offers an excellent repertoire of plays in the main house and smaller studio theatre. The theatre’s popularity means that advance booking is recommended, especially in the high season. www.theatrebythelake.com

Honister Slate Mine
Go underground on the mine tour at this famous Lake District mine which is situated at the top of Honister Pass between Borrowdale and Buttermere. Here you can travel underground and learn about the history of Lake District slate production. Honister is around 30 minutes' drive from Derwent Bank, and can also be reached directly using the Honister Rambler bus. www.honister.com

Whinlatter Forest & Go Ape!
Relax at the visitors centre and cafe, or follow the excellent new mountain bike trail; one of the best in Britain. The high-ropes Go Ape course is great option for active teenagers. www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatter or www.goape.co.uk

Derwent Water Marina
Hire a canoe or sailing boat and enjoy one of England’s most beautiful lakes. Just five minutes’ walk from Derwent Bank. www.derwentwatermarina.co.uk

Grasmere
Grasmere is about 30 minutes’ drive from Derwent Bank and is famous with its connections with William Wordsworth. The poet’s homes at Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount can be visited, the former of which includes the Wordsworth Museum. Wordsworth’s birthplace can also be visited in Cockermouth; a pleasant market town to the north-west of Derwent Bank. Both Grasmere and Cockermouth can be reached by local bus from Keswick. www.wordsworth.org.uk

Lake District Wildlife Park
Well worth a visit for the whole family. You can watch the antics of the otters, apes and monkeys and marvel at the flying displays of eagles and vultures. www.lakedistrictwildlifepark.co.uk

Ullswater
About 30 minutes’ drive from Derwent Bank is Ullswater, arguably the most beautiful of the Cumbrian lakes. Enjoy its glorious scenery either on foot or by steamer. If you are visiting the Ullswater area you could also visit the superb waterfall of Aira Force or the country house and gardens at Dalemain. www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk or www.dalemain.com

Carlisle
Carlisle, about 45 minutes from Derwent Bank is the historic county town of Cumbria. Here you’ll find a good selection of shops, the cathedral, and castle. Of particular interest is the Tullie House Museum which is recognised for its exciting, varied events and exhibitions programme and is full of exciting interactive displays. www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Travel

Our address: Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Nr Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TY

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest train station is Penrith. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Use an HF transfer

HF station transfer:

We offer a reduced price taxi transfer between Penrith railway station and Derwent Bank every Friday and Monday. The pickup is at 4.50pm from Penrith railway station. On departure day the transfer will get you back to Penrith station by 9.50am. This transfer only costs £10 per person, however a place must be reserved in advance by calling 0345 470 7558.

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

If you can’t meet our station transfer, the 20 mile journey from Penrith to Derwent Bank can be made by taxi. Taxis cost approx £30 per journey (if pre- booked; taxis at Penrith station can be considerably more expensive). Every year we negotiate a pre-booked rate for these journeys. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Derwent Bank Manager.

Driving to us

By car:

From Penrith - take the A66 past Keswick towards Cockermouth. One mile beyond the roundabout to Keswick and 200yds beyond the B5289 turning to Keswick, turn left off of the A66 signposted to Portinscale, Grange and the Newlands Valley. Derwent Bank (not Derwentwater Hotel) is approx half a mile along this road on the left after the Derwentwater Marina and before the Nichol End Marina. Look out for our sign.

From Kendal - take the A591 to Keswick. To avoid the town centre turn right following signs to the A66 and Cockermouth, then follow the directions as above.

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Excellent house staff. Excellent leaders. Excellent food. Well done HF
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The website contained all the information I needed to choose my holiday, the online booking worked very smoothly and the confirmation information sent to me provided all the further information I required.

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Extraordinarily well organised, excellent walks and excellent walk leaders.
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I walked with two leaders, Ian and Adrian, both excellent.

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Staffing was excellent but I've had to downgrade to a 'Good' rating due to the Chalet accommodation. The water pump for the showers was very noisy and this reverberated throughout the block and was particularly annoying at 23.00hrs when someone decided to shower. Also, I did detect a dampness smell which was unpleasant.

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A good trip overall. The Friday to Friday arrangement was an issue as I had to take 6 days off work instead of 5 days for the usual Saturday to Saturday. Also, travelling on the Friday with the daily commuter passengers was very tiresome.
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Excellent value for money, good choice of excellent walks, All leaders and staff at hotel exceptionally helpful & friendly

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lovely hotel & wonderful location, lovely staff, excellent choice of food with good portions
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Warm welcome and every request attended to in a friendly and efficient way. I got the feeling that nothing was too much to ask. Gluten free snacks were put in my room before I got there and every meal took in to account my special diet.

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Great scheduling. Not too early starting time. Excellent preparatory talks and very attentive and knowledgable guides. Felt safe.

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17 Feb 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 3 £269.00 £219.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £50 off pp Book Now
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8 Sep 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 3 £359.00 £309.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £50 off pp Book Now
11 Sep 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 4 £499.00 £424.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £75 off pp Book Now
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22 Sep 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 3 £359.00 £299.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £60 off pp Book Now
25 Sep 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 4 £499.00 £424.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £75 off pp Book Now
29 Sep 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 7 £749.00 £649.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £100 off pp Book Now
29 Sep 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 3 £339.00 £289.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £50 off pp Book Now
2 Oct 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 4 £459.00 £399.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £60 off pp Book Now
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6 Oct 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 3 £339.00 £279.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £60 off pp Book Now
9 Oct 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 4 £459.00 £399.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £60 off pp Book Now
23 Oct 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 4 £459.00 £399.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £60 off pp Book Now
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30 Oct 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 4 £385.00 £325.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £60 off pp Book Now
3 Nov 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 3 £299.00 £239.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £60 off pp Book Now
10 Nov 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 3 £269.00 £239.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £30 off pp Book Now
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13 Nov 2017 DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water 4 £349.00 £319.00 Early Booking Offer Save- £30 off pp Book Now
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Prices are per person

Information

  • Standard single room: (2016) £8 per night; (2017) no supplement
  • Premium single room: £15 per night (2017 only)
  • Premium twin/double room: (2016) £5 per person per night; (2017) £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: (2016) £5 per person; (2017) £10 per person