Keswick & Cockermouth
Nestling on the shores of the Derwentwater, the heart of bustling Keswick is its quaint Market Square and 19th century Moot Hall. Perhaps visit the museums or local art and craft galleries or stroll to the lakeshore and hire a rowing boat. We continue to Cockermouth, birthplace of William Wordsworth and home to the townhouse where he was born as well as a fascinating history wall depicting the town’s past.
A morning visit to Bowness-on-Windermere, a pretty lakeside resort where boat trips can be taken from the pier. Afternoon is free in Kendal with its castles and historic buildings.
Mountain Goat Experience
We venture off the beaten track by minibus for a special excursion into the Western Lakes, taking us over the Wrynose and Hardknot passes to Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike. We pause to admire the outstanding views at Wastwater, enjoy a ride on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and visit Muncaster Castle Gardens.