One of the joys of staying near Keswick was how many wonderful walks began either right on our doorstep or could be reached by car in just a few moments. We did spend one day exploring the southern reaches of the Lake District but, for the most part, we were very happy to stay further north. The only problem we had was prioritizing which walks we wanted to do of the many on offer!
The shortest but by no means least scenic walk we took was a circular route from Portinscale into the Newlands Valley. It was a nice, easy walk, the perfect way to cap off an already busy day, the bulk of which had been spent at Hadrian’s Wall.
On our last day in the Lake District, we explored St John’s in the Vale, a stunning valley full of farms and offering wonderful views of the surrounding fells, before capping off the day with a boat cruise around Derwentwater in the afternoon. It was a wonderful end to a very memorable week.