Guided Walking at Derwentwater
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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.
Known as the ‘Queen of the Lakes’, Derwent Water’s gentle beauty is easy to explore on our Guided Walking holidays. Surrounded by the picture-postcard valleys of Buttermere and Borrowdale and lofty mountains, the sheer splendour of these landscapes is guaranteed to inspire you.
Enjoy beautiful views over Derwent Water and the surrounding fells from this stunning property on the shores of the lake itself.
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• Check in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with either bath or shower
• Large double or two single beds • Sole occupancy available for an extra £15 per night
• Check in from 1:30pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views
• Toweling robe Comfortable slippers TV, DVD and safe Hairdryer
• Available from an extra £10 per person per night
• Check in from 2:30pm
• 3 or 4 beds
• These have all the facilities of our classic rooms plus full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk or occasional beds for children
|• Welcoming bar with local beer
• Conservatory with superb views
• Extensive gardens
• Lake jetty
• Formal Garden
• Putting green
• Croquet lawn
|• Boot Room
• Drying room
• Laundry facilities
• Free WiFi in some public rooms
• Large, comfortable lounge
• Attractive dining room
• Board games and books
|And our favourite
Dandelion cafe with
delicious local produce and
a great cup of tea of coffee
|All holidays at our Country Houses are full board with breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.
√ Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
Just relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our option evening activities.
All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.
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 by stairs. We do have some 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. Once you have gained access to the house all public rooms are accessible for wheelchairs.
- The fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance during an evacuation should identify themselves on arrival
- Mobile phone reception is generally good in the main building
- Assistance dogs accompanying a visually or hearing impaired guest 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 is provided
Easier Walks Medium Walks Harder Walks
Discover the best of the Lake District on our guided walks. 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.
Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay.
F: Derwent Water, Latrigg and Skiddaw
Available on: 18 Feb 2017, 25 Feb 2017, 22 Apr 2017, 6 May 2017, 20 May 2017, 27 May 2017, 10 Jun 2017, 24 Jun 2017, 15 Jul 2017, 19 Aug 2017, 9 Sep 2017, 23 Sep 2017, 7 Oct 2017, 28 Oct 2017, 4 Nov 2017, 11 Nov 2017, 18 Nov 2017
The towering mountain of Skiddaw, the 4th highest peak in England, dominates the landscape to the north of the lake. Our Easier and Medium walks today don't stray too far from Derwent Water, and head to two spectacular viewpoints at Ashness Bridge and the summit of Latrigg.
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 1000 feet (300m) 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. 10½ miles (17km) with 1,950 feet (580m) 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. 12½ miles (20.5km) with 3,250 feet (980m) of ascent.
B: Scafell Pike and Derwent Water
Available on: 19 Feb 2017, 26 Feb 2017, 2 Apr 2017, 16 Apr 2017, 30 Apr 2017, 14 May 2017, 4 Jun 2017, 18 Jun 2017, 2 Jul 2017, 23 Jul 2017, 3 Sep 2017, 17 Sep 2017, 1 Oct 2017, 15 Oct 2017
The green valley of Borrowdale offers stunning scenery and a breathtaking array of walks. Our Easier and Medium walks explore the valley and the shores of Derwent Water. If you want more of a challenge, the harder walk heads to the summit of Scafell Pike, England's highest peak.
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. 8 miles (13 km) with 1,550 feet (460m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: Initially we take the same paths as the easier walk but instead of dropping down to the shores of Derwent Water we continue to the beautiful setting of Ashness Bridge, from where we ascend Walla Crag before walking back via Keswick. 9 miles (14.5 km) with 2000 feet (620m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: The ascent of England’s highest summit, Scafell Pike, is our objective today and we walk via Grains Gill and Esk Hause over rock large boulders and scree. We descend via the Corridor Route. Rough steep paths, requiring a head for heights, make this a challenging walk. 9 miles (14 km) with 3,150 ft (960 m) of ascent.
H: Around Keswick and Derwentwater
Available on: 21 Feb 2017, 28 Feb 2017, 14 Mar 2017, 9 May 2017, 30 May 2017, 13 Jun 2017, 27 Jun 2017, 18 Jul 2017, 22 Aug 2017, 12 Sep 2017, 26 Sep 2017, 10 Oct 2017, 24 Oct 2017, 31 Oct 2017, 14 Nov 2017, 21 Nov 2017
The shapely summit of Cat Bells is one of the most popular fells in the Lake District - it's also the closest summit to our Derwent Bank country house. The climb to the top has a few rocky sections, but your efforts will be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the lake and the surrounding fells.
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 (11.5km) with 1,200 feet (380m) of ascent.
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 (560m) 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 (880m) of ascent.
I: High Borrowdale
Available on: 22 Feb 2017, 1 Mar 2017, 15 Mar 2017, 10 May 2017, 31 May 2017, 14 Jun 2017, 28 Jun 2017, 19 Jul 2017, 23 Aug 2017, 13 Sep 2017, 27 Sep 2017, 11 Oct 2017, 25 Oct 2017, 1 Nov 2017, 15 Nov 2017, 22 Nov 2017
The green valley of Borrowdale provides access to some of the highest peaks in the Lake District. Choose from a delightful valley walk, a Medium walk to two Lakeland tarns, or a Harder walk to the famous summit of Great Gable.
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. 6½ miles (10 km) with 750 feet (240m) 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 (14km) with 2,150 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 (10km) with 3,200 feet (980m) of ascent.
Available on: 23 Feb 2017, 2 Mar 2017, 16 Mar 2017, 11 May 2017, 1 Jun 2017, 15 Jun 2017, 29 Jun 2017, 20 Jul 2017, 24 Aug 2017, 14 Sep 2017, 28 Sep 2017, 12 Oct 2017, 26 Oct 2017, 2 Nov 2017, 16 Nov 2017, 23 Nov 2017
Today's walks head to Buttermere where the lake is surrounded by famous mountains. Our easier walk stays close to the lake, whilst the medium and harder routes walk back to Derwent Bank, taking different routes through the Newlands Fells.
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. 6½ miles (10km) with 1,050 feet (320m) 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 2,250 feet (680m) 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 (1,040m) of ascent.
A: St John’s in the Vale and Blencathra
Available on: 1 Apr 2017, 15 Apr 2017, 29 Apr 2017, 13 May 2017, 3 Jun 2017, 17 Jun 2017, 1 Jul 2017, 22 Jul 2017, 2 Sep 2017, 16 Sep 2017, 30 Sep 2017, 14 Oct 2017
The iconic Castlerigg Stone Circle commands a wonderful panorama overlooking the valley of St Johns in the Vale, and the mountain of Blencathra. Our choice of walks ranges from an easier walk along this green valley, to a rocky ascent to the summit of this popular fell.
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 1,050 feet (320m) 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. 8½ miles (13.5km) with 1,450 feet (440m) 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. 10½ miles (17 km) with 3,500 feet (1,060m) of ascent.
C: West of Derwent Water
Available on: 18 Apr 2017, 2 May 2017, 16 May 2017, 6 Jun 2017, 20 Jun 2017, 4 Jul 2017, 25 Jul 2017, 5 Sep 2017, 19 Sep 2017, 3 Oct 2017
Today's walks start and finish at Derwent Bank, and explore the western shore of Derwent Water, and the tranquil Newlands Valley. The easier walk along the slopes of Cat Bells is a real classic, with stunning views of the lake, whilst the medium and harder walks ascend the summits to the west.
Easier Walk: A circular walk with lovely views, contouring along the side of 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 1,100 feet (340m) of ascent.
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. 9½ miles (15.5 km) with 2,250 feet (700m) 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. 9½ miles (15.5km) with 2,750 feet (840m) of ascent.
Available on: 19 Apr 2017, 3 May 2017, 17 May 2017, 7 Jun 2017, 21 Jun 2017, 5 Jul 2017, 26 Jul 2017, 6 Sep 2017, 20 Sep 2017, 4 Oct 2017
The twin lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water are surrounded by an array of stunning hills and mountains. Whether you choose to admire this impressive landscape from the lake shore, or gaze down upon it from one of the summits, a memorable day is assured.
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 (200m) 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 with some short sections of easy scrambling. 7½ miles (12km) with 2,000 feet (620m) 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. 9½ miles (15.5km) with 3,350 feet (1,020m) of ascent.
E: Around Patterdale
Available on: 20 Apr 2017, 4 May 2017, 18 May 2017, 8 Jun 2017, 22 Jun 2017, 6 Jul 2017, 27 Jul 2017, 7 Sep 2017, 21 Sep 2017, 5 Oct 2017
Ullswater is a firm favourite with many visitors to the Lake District; its one of the area's most attractive lakes. Our walks today enjoy the lakeside path, the lower fell of Sheffield Pike, or the high summit of Fairfield.
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 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: The picturesque waterfalls at Aira Force are a highlight today as we walk to Glencoyne Head where we use the path traversing its steep east-facing corrie before ascending Sheffield Pike. We then head down Glencoyne Valley, past the old miners’ cottages, to Glenridding. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,300 feet (700m) 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. 8½ miles (13.5km) with 3,250 feet (1,000m) of ascent.
G: Ullswater and Helvellyn
Available on: 23 Apr 2017, 7 May 2017, 21 May 2017, 28 May 2017, 11 Jun 2017, 25 Jun 2017, 16 Jul 2017, 20 Aug 2017, 10 Sep 2017, 24 Sep 2017, 8 Oct 2017, 29 Oct 2017, 5 Nov 2017, 12 Nov 2017, 19 Nov 2017
The beautiful lake of Ullswater is the setting for our three walks today. Our easier walk packs in a lot, with a visit to the Aira Force waterfall and a cruise on the lake. Meanwhile the harder walk makes the classic ascent of Helvellyn via the narrow ridge of Striding Edge.
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. 4½ miles (7.5km) with 1,050 feet (320m) 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 2,250 feet (700m) 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. 8½ miles (13.5 km) with 3,050 feet (920m) of ascent.
Which break for me
Our best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.
We also offer the following themed breaks that enable likeminded guests to holiday together:
Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes
Our Outdoor Escapes are ideally suited to working age guests. Enjoy a few days away, or a longer holiday, with guests who also need to escape the working day.
During the day you can enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks. In the evening relax with likeminded guests, 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.
Outdoor Escapes at Derwentwater start on Fri 18 and Mon 21 August 2017 - see the 'Dates & Prices' tab
See our full list of Outdoor Escapes
Guided Walking for Solos
We welcome many solo guests on our holidays; however you may prefer our dedicated holidays for solos only. As well as likeminded company, there's no extra charges for our premium single, and standard twin and double rooms.
See Guided Walking for Solos at Derwentwater for further details
Other Guided Walking holidays at Derwentwater
Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits
Christmas & New Year Walking - enjoy guided walks, fabulous food and a great atmosphere on these special festive breaks
Family Walking Adventure - great fun for adults and children alike
Discover the Lake District
The Lake District is England’s premier national park with outstanding mountain scenery.
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:
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 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
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
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
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 to Derwentwater
Our address is: Derwent Bank, Portinscale, Nr Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TY
The nearest train station is at Penrith on the main line between London and Glasgow. 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).
HF station transfer - great value!
Our station transfer operates every Friday and Monday between Penrith station and Derwent Bank. 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 costs just £10 return, however a place must be reserved in advance by calling 0345 470 7558.
If you can’t meet our station transfer, the 20 mile journey from Penrith to Derwent Bank can be made by taxi. Pre-booked taxis cost approx £30 per journey (or around £50 if not pre-booked). 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.
The X5 bus runs approxiately every hour from Penrith station. The nearest bus stop is on the A66, about ¾ mile walk from Derwent Bank. Alight at the Portinscale bus stop and take the road on the left (signposted to Portinscale, Grange and the Newlands Valley). Follow this road through Portinscale village - Derwent Bank is on the left-hand side after the Derwentwater Marina. For bus times see www.traveline.info
From Penrith - leave the M6 motorway at junction 40 and take the A66 towards Keswick. After 17 miles you'll reach a roundabout in Keswick - continue ahead following signs to Cockermouth and Workington. One mile beyond the roundabout, and 200yds beyond the B5289 turning to Keswick, turn left off off the A66 signposted to Portinscale, Grange and the Newlands Valley. Derwent Bank is approx ¾ mile along this road on the left after the Derwentwater Marina and before the Nichol End Marina. There is a large car park available at Derwent Bank.
Travelling from overseas
For most guests the most convenient option is to book a flight to Manchester Airport. There are direct trains every hour from Manchester Airport to Penrith - this is straightforward journey - allow 2 hours to Penrith. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.
From Penrith station you can complete the journey to Derwent Bank using our transfer, by bus, or by taxi (see above).
Flying to London Heathrow airport is another option, but has a longer onward train journey - allow at least 4½ hours to reach Penrith. From Heathrow first take the train to London Paddington station. Next take the Underground train to London Euston. Finally the main line train from London Euston to Penith takes 3 hours. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.
|Date & Rating||Customer Review||HF Holidays says|
30 Nov 2016, 7:33 p.m.
28 Nov 2016, 9:50 p.m.
staff, leaders,walks, food & accommodation all very good.
28 Nov 2016, 5:26 p.m.
The organisation and advice from HF Holiday's was very helpful and appreciated.
t was a very pleasant relaxed four days, spent with people who appreciate our countryside environment.
28 Nov 2016, 4:43 p.m.
leaders first class
final night dinner ,top ratings well done the team at derwentwater
28 Nov 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Very good and friendly service.
Lovely walking. Derwent Bank food excellent evening meals. Room 30 I was in was a bit cool even with the radiators on though.
28 Nov 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Overall I am pleased with HF Holidays (this was my ninth over a span of 20 years- I've done seven in the UK, one in Italy and one in Switzerland. I usually only book when there's a special offer though as the normal price I usually find on the expensive side
Good apart from one or two minor negatives
28 Nov 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Reliably great holiday
Third time here. Great walks, great house, fantastic food, especially the Thursday banquet.
28 Nov 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Good service throughout the trip
Well guided and kept safe in quite inclement weather.
28 Nov 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Glad that you've decided to put tv sets in the rooms. It provides an alternative for those of us who don't enjoy group activities.
The only negative thing I have to say is that dinner is too late at 7.30. In common with many older people I prefer to eat earlier to allow some time to digest the meal before going to bed.
27 Nov 2016, 9:44 a.m.
All staff polite and helpful.
I went on two most enjoyable walks and met lots of great people.
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|26 Jun 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£499.00||£439.00||Book Now|
|30 Jun 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£744.00||Book Now|
|30 Jun 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|3 Jul 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£499.00||£439.00||Book Now|
|7 Jul 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£739.00||Book Now|
|14 Jul 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|14 Jul 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£739.00||Book Now|
|17 Jul 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£499.00||£439.00||Book Now|
|21 Jul 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£739.00||Book Now|
|1 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|1 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£749.00||Book Now|
|4 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£499.00||£439.00||Book Now|
|8 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|8 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£749.00||Book Now|
|11 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£499.00||£439.00||Book Now|
|15 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£749.00||Book Now|
|15 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|18 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£499.00||£439.00||Book Now|
|22 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£819.00||£749.00||Book Now|
|22 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|25 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£499.00||£439.00||Book Now|
|29 Sep 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£339.00||£289.00||Book Now|
|6 Oct 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£339.00||£279.00||Book Now|
|6 Oct 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£749.00||£649.00||Book Now|
|9 Oct 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£459.00||£399.00||Book Now|
|23 Oct 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£459.00||£399.00||Book Now|
|27 Oct 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£649.00||£549.00||Book Now|
|27 Oct 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£299.00||£229.00||Book Now|
|30 Oct 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£385.00||£325.00||Book Now|
|3 Nov 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£299.00||£239.00||Book Now|
|10 Nov 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£269.00||£239.00||Book Now|
|10 Nov 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£579.00||£539.00||Book Now|
|13 Nov 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£349.00||£319.00||Book Now|
|17 Nov 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||3||£269.00||£239.00||Book Now|
|17 Nov 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||7||£579.00||£539.00||Book Now|
|20 Nov 2017||DBBOB - Guided Walking - Derwent Water||4||£349.00||£319.00||Book Now|
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