Keswick Walks & Bike Rides
Walks and cycle routes from the guest house
Walks and bike rides start from outside the gates! Claremont House is in an excellent location to start many of the walks and cycle routes in and around Keswick. We are happy to give advice and provide maps to help you on your way. Below are a few examples:
There are a variety of walks and cycle routes to suit all abilities from gently strolling along the shores of Derwentwater to a full days hiking and biking over some of the famous Lake District fells!
Walla Crag (approx. 4 miles round trip)
A wholly satisfying walk with the most fantastic views across Derwentwater and many of the North Lake District fells. Turn left out of the guest house, follow Chestnut Hill for approximately 400 yards and and take the second road on your right. This leads you to the path heading up Walla Crag. (Alternatively head down into Great Wood which drops to the shore of Derwentwater at Calf Close Bay)
Latrigg (approx 6 miles)
Turn right out of the guest house and drop down Chestnut Hill to join the old railway line. Turn left towards the town centre and when you reach the old station go onto the road. Head to Spooney Green Lane and follow the path up Latrigg where you will be greeted with some of the most magnificent panoramic views of Keswick. Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, and the surrounding valleys of Borrowdale, St. Johns in the Vale and Newlands. (You can easily extend this route and keep going up Skiddaw from the top of Latrigg!).
Railway path to Threlkeld (approx 7 miles dependant on start point)
Following the old Keswick to Penrith Railway railway line, the path weaves its way over the River Greta on original metal railway bridges. This fast-flowing river is home to herons and dippers.
Well maintained and mostly level, apart from the short stretch underneath the A66 viaduct where the line used to go through a tunnel, this easy trail through lovely countryside combines a wide variety of natural and man-made features into an attractive and stimulating walk with something of interest for everyone.
You can start this walk just a few hundred meters down the hill from Claremont House or head into town to the old railway Station.
Derwent Foreshore (approx 4.5 miles from town centre)
A delightful, easy walk with some great views across Derwentwater. There is a little up and downhill near the beginning but the best views are generally achieved when being up a little higher so it’s definitely worth the effort. For a printable guide from the Keswick Tourist Association website please click here.
And there’s more..A certain Alfred Wainwright wrote a number of books on the fells, lakes and walks that the Lake District has to offer and even today these guides are a great source of inspiration for those that like to ramble in the great outdoors.
Anytime during your stay at Claremont House don’t be afraid to ask us what we think are the most rewarding walks and rides in the area as we’re always willing to help.