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Adventure into Keswick
Huddled beneath the massive bulk of Skiddaw is a compact town of neat grey stone buildings on the southern bank of the river Greta. Built on the alluvial plain between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake it is one of the area’s busiest and most vibrant locations. The town’s pubs and outdoor clothing shops surround the Moot Hall, a distinctive building in the central square which now accommodates the Tourist Information Centre.
Whether you want to explore the lakes and fells, discover the history of the region, or just sit back and enjoy the wealth of art and culture that the Lake District has to offer, Keswick has something for everyone.
When the weather is bad and you’re forced inside, the town comes into its own. Boasting a brand-new Theatre By The Lake, offering an eclectic mix of drama, music, dance and film, the world-famous pencil museum, Keswick museum and art gallery. Keswick provides history and culture for the whole family.
Adventure on the water
Whether you want to be at one with nature and swim in the famous lakes and experience the thrill of open water swimming, paddle board, kayak or canoe along in the sun, or sail. The north of the Lake District provides an opportunity to be on the water for all.
Adventure by bike
Whether you are a Mountain Biker or Road Cyclist you are very welcome here. We are just off the Sea to Sea (C2C) Cycle route and eight miles from the 19km Altura Trail in Whinlatter. We are on Cycleroutesuk’ Honister Loop and handy for several of their other excellent tours.
Why not yump around the Borrowdale Bash (See Video) on your full sus or use us as a base to train for the Honister and Newlands stages of the The Fred Witton Challenge.
If your legs and lungs can cope with the hills, we can keep you fuelled and watered. We have plenty of secure undercover storage, so you don’t need to trundle around with your bike. There’s even an outside tap and hose to wash away the mud. Pumps and tools available too. Please be reassured that although the volume of cyclists doesn’t warrant us paying to be included in Cumbria Tourisms Cyclists Welcome Award we do warmly welcome you.
Whinlatter Bikes: 82 Main Street Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5DX Tel: 017687 73940
Keswick Mountain Bikes: Tel:017687 75202
Greystoke Cycle Cafe: Greystoke Penrith Cumbria CA11 0UT Tel : 01768 483984