Out & about

The local area in and around Keswick has a vast number of activities and attractions to keep you busy and entertained during your stay at Badgers Wood. We have put together a short list that may interest you.

If there are any activities that you recommend others new to the area should try, please let us know.

Walking in Keswick
Walking in Keswick

The Keswick area is a haven for avid walkers. Enjoy walking along Borrowdale, Skiddaw, Newlands and Derwentwater to name but a few.

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Keswick Boat Launch
Keswick Boat Launch

The Keswick Boat Launch provides frequent trips around Derwentwater in both directions; stopping at various locations in Borrowdale.

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Theatre by the Lake
Theatre by the Lake

One of the most beautifully located theatres in all of England, a year-round professional drama production, it provides a variety of entertainment to suit all tastes.

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Keswick Museum & Art Gallery
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery

A local Victorian Museum revealing Keswick's surprising past, including its many 'firsts' and its famous residents. The 1897 purpose built museum is set in beautiful Fitz Park.

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Alhambra Cinema
Alhambra Cinema

The Lonsdale Alhambra cinema offers first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings and tasteful decor. Open seven days a week.

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Honister Slate Mine
Honister Slate Mine

Why not go deep underground and enjoy a tour with a difference at Honister Slate Mine. The braver souls should try the Via Ferrata.

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jennings Brewery
Jennings Brewery

he Lake District brewer and pub operator. Traditional beers are produced at their brewery in Cockermouth, which also offers brewery tours.

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Go Ape - Whinlatter
Go Ape - Whinlatter

Swing through the trees, climb cargo nets, and tackle obstacles high up in the trees, with a forest adventure at Whinlatter Forest.

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The Cumberland Pencil Museum
The Cumberland Pencil Museum

Through words, pictures and carefully restored machinery you can trace the history of pencil making.

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Holker Hall Estate
Holker Hall Estate

Owned by Lord and Lady Cavendish, Holker Hall Estate has spectacular national award winning gardens.

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Wordsworth House & Museum
Wordsworth House & Museum

Located in the hamlet of Town End, Grasmere, the museum is a living memorial to the life and poetry of William Wordsworth.

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Osprey Watch - Bassenthwaite Lake
Osprey Watch - Basssenthwaite

In 2001 a pair of ospreys became the first wild osprey to breed in the Lake District for over 150 years. The birds return every summer to the area.

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The Lake District scenery has to be some of the finest in the UK