Castle Crag from the head of Derwent Water

Derwent Water

North Western Lake District

Route: West shore of Derwent Water

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 6th May 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.0 miles

Weather: mostly rain and light showers with a few dry spells

It rained quite heavily for most of the morning, but by lunchtime there were some signs of improvement so a walk was on the cards. The fells were shrouded in cloud though, so we decided to stay at low level – a walk by the shore of Derwent Water would fit the bill perfectly

We parked at Nichol End Marine, purchased a couple of tickets for the Keswick launch and hopped on board the 2.35pm launch to Lodore at the other end of Derwent Water. After a very enjoyable 30 minute ride along the lake we disembarked, but before starting our walk along the shoreline we made a short detour to see the Lodore Falls behind the Lodore hotel. They were in great form after all the recent rain – an awesome sight and sound

We then walked round the head of Derwent Water over the boardwalk and followed the path which stays close to the west shore. It rained on and off and the camera had to be stowed away at times, but this wasn’t an issue as the scenery is so beautiful

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