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There are many walks for every level of experience from the lovely flat walk around the Dubwath Nature reserve, to the peaks of Skiddaw.

There are also fabulous walks such as the iconic Catbells which can also be combined with a boat trip and visit to Keswick.

We have plenty of maps for you to borrow and are delighted to help you plan your days!

Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake is well known as a beautiful location for many outdoor activities such as sailing, fishing and wild swimming in Bassenthwaite Lake. Please see www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/water/bassenthwaite-permits for further information.

Paddle boarding

You can also hire paddle boards at either Derwentwater Marina 017687 72912 or Nichol End Marina 017687 73082 which are all about a 15 minute drive away and have their own websites with prices.

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest is the only true mountain forest in England. 

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District.

Please look at their website for further details about this great place.


Osprey Watching

Link House makes an ideal base for Osprey viewing being only 5 miles from Dodd Wood where the view points are located and only 3 miles from Whinlatter Visitor centre where there is more information and exhibition on the Osprey project. While you are looking for the Ospreys you might also see deer, red squirrels, otters and many other bird species.

Ospreys are spectacular fish-eating birds of prey with a wingspan of nearly five feet.

For more information about the Bassenthwaite Lake Osprey Project go to: www.ospreywatch.co.uk