GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Friar's Crag

1 miles (1.5 km)

This short walk in Keswick visits a beautifulviewpoint overlooking Derwentwater. You can start the walk from the theatre car park just north of the crag. The route then passes along the lake before coming to the viewpoint. Here you can enjoy a rest on the bench and take in the stunning views across the lake and Derwent Isle. You will also pass the memorial to John Ruskin, the leading Englishart criticof theVictorian era. He has strong associations with Keswick and greatly admired the view from Friar's Crag.
After taking in the views you can return to the car park the same way or head around Strandshag Bay and return through Cockshott Wood. Just to the east of Cockshott Wood you can take a small detour and visit Castlehead Woods and the Castlehead viewpoint. It's worth visiting as you can enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding fells with a toposcopenaming them all.
If you would like to extend your walk further you could continue south and explore Great Wood before climbing to Walla Crag. Also nearby is the wonderful Castlerigg Stone Circle.


CA12 5DJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Friar's Crag

Derwentwater from Friar's Crag, Keswick. - panoramio

Derwentwater from Friar's Crag, Keswick.


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