A Free Day Out in Keswick
06 January 2017 | Mri Grout
Keswick is ‘the’ tourist town of the northern Lake District – a title that is easily understood by anyone who visits this charming place even if only for a day. Able to trace its roots as far back as 3000BC, Keswick is steeped in a history that’s hundreds of years older than the creation of the Stonehenge down south. Situated in the heart of Cumbria with its colorful fells and well-known lakes, Keswick is also a fantastic starting point for any outdoor enthusiast – whether you’re up for a simple day hike or desiring a longer multi-day exploration. Ideally located next to a frequently flown paragliding site and an easily accessable lake, Keswick is home to multiple adventure sports sure to take your breath away. This town really does seem to have something for everyone and you could easily spend days upon days here exploring all that it has to offer. But if you only have one day to explore this beautiful piece of history, then here is our recommended itinerary for a free day out in Keswick.
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10.00 - Step Back in Time at Castlerigg Stone Circle
11.00 - Wonder Around the Historic Part of Keswick
12.00 - Have a Treat Down at Derwentwater Lake
16.00 - Windowshop as You Walk Back to Castlerigg Stone Circle
As your free day out in Keswick draws to an end, why not mooch around the many outdoor shops that Keswick is known for? Avoid the crowds by going in closer towards closing time and given you're not actually buying anything, you won't feel like you're in a rush to leave. There are also three charity shops for any kindred spirits that love to search for possible great deals.
18.00 – Enjoy a Sunset Laze at the Top of Latrigg
Walking Map for This Free Day Out in Keswick
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Have you ever enjoyed a free day out in Keswick? Are there other free things to do here that we haven't covered? We'd love to learn all about your personal recommendations!