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Activities & Attractions

A guide to the many activities and attractions to enjoy in Keswick.

Clockwise from top left: (1) Via Ferrata Xtreme at Honistor, (2) Mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, (3) Canoeing on Derwentwater with Nichol End Marine, (4) Tree top adventure with GoApe! at Whinlatter Forest.

Adventure Awaits

Keswick is rightly seen by many as the Adventure Capital of the Lake District. If you can do it outdoors, you can do it around Keswick! Here are some ideas of things to do in Keswick.

Keswick Climbing Wall

Climbing walls, training, days out.
Directions / 3.3 miles / 8 min

Keswick Bikes

Repairs, hire, excellent shop.
Directions / 3.6 miles / 8 min

Kong Adventure

Climbing and ice walls in centre of Keswick.
Directions / 3.6 miles / 8 min

Keswick Adventure Centre

Climbing, absailing, canoeing and days out.
Directions / 3.7 miles / 9 min

Keswick Launch on Derwentwater

Regular scheduled services, various drop offs on lakeshore.
Directions / 4.1 miles / 10 min

Derwentwater Marina

For sailing, canoeing, kayaking hire & tuition.
Directions / 6.3 miles / 11 min

Nichol End Marine

For Sailing, kayaking, canoeing and things watersport.
Directions / 6.5 miles / 12 min

Lake District Paddleboarding

Try the latest water sport storming the UK.
Directions / 7.3 miles / 15 min

Whinlatter Forest

Walking, red squirrels, cycling and mountain bikes routes, Osprey centre.
Directions / 9.1 miles / 18 min

Cyclewise Whinlatter

Bike hire, MTB courses, repairs and servicing, e-bikes, and bike shop.
Directions / 9.1 miles / 18 min

GoApe! at Whinlatter

High ropes in Whinlatter Forest.
Directions / 9.1 miles / 18 min

The Lake District Wildlife Park

Small animal zoo.
Directions / 11.8 miles / 21 min

Honister Slate Mine

For slate sales, mine tours and via ferrata.
Directions / 12.4 miles / 30 min