Northern Lakes

Keswick is the main tourist destination for the Northern Lakes, an area covering almost half of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. The carved out landscape of the Northern Lake District offers stunning scenery, with high mountainous peaks and flowing valley floors, carved millions of years ago by glaciers heading South.

The Northern Lake District also has some excellent forests such as Whinlatter Forest which provide great outdoor entertainment for families.

Towns & Villages

Keswick, Watendlath, Rosthwaite, Maulds Meaburn, Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding, Borrowdale, Seatoller, Braithwaite, Seathwaite, Wigton

Lakes & Waters

Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, Innominate Tarn, Thirlmere, Watendlath Tarn, Crummock Water, Grisedale Tarn, Loweswater and Elterwater


Skiddaw, Blencathra, Ullock Pike, Green Gable


Aira Force, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Theatre by the Lake, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Howtown Outdoor Education Centre, Lowther Castle

Museums & Galleries

The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Honister Slate Mine


Brandlehow Wood, Whinlatter Forest, Dodd Wood

Famous People

Millican Dalton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Peel, Joseph Pocklington, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, Robert Southey, Hugh Walpole

Other regions

Southern Lakes, Western Lakes, Eastern Lakes

Tourist Information Centres

Tourist Information Centres, Keswick, Ullswater