Derwent Water

Derwent Water

Western Lake District

Route: Circuit of Derwent Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 17th December 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 10.9 miles

Ascent: 700 feet

Weather: Mostly overcast with light rain/drizzle

I parked at Portinscale and walked along the road to Nichol End Marine, where I joined the Cumbria Way and followed the easy path along the western shore of Derwent Water. The path passes through woodland and parkland and weaves around various bays, with wonderful views across Derwent Water

After walking round the head of the lake, I made a short detour to see the Lodore Falls, then made my way along the eastern shore back into Keswick. This involves a couple of short sections beside the road

After walking through the town I rejoined the Cumbria Way, crossed the little suspension bridge and arrived back in Portinscale

The weather was miserable, but the great thing about walking in the Lake District is that the landscape always outshines the weather, however gloomy it may be, and this was shown again today

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