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grath
13-12-2007, 11:12
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Derwentwater

grath
13-12-2007, 11:12
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grath
13-12-2007, 11:13
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_0702.jpgKeswick

grath
13-12-2007, 11:15
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Around Derwentwater

grath
13-12-2007, 11:28
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Looking at Derwentwater
What a beautiful view:cool:

grath
13-12-2007, 11:40
I know it is not Wildcamping, but the Camping & Caravaning club site is only a 5 minute walk from where all of the above photographs were taken.

lenny
13-12-2007, 18:34
amazing photo's Grath, keep them coming:)

Geoff.W
13-12-2007, 20:26
I know it is not Wildcamping, but the Camping & Caravaning club site is only a 5 minute walk from where all of the above photographs were taken.

Hope it's improved, stopped there one Easter about 20yrs ago in the tent, rained and it was like camping in a swamp, raided the supermarket for cardboard boxes to make walkway and cover floor of tent.

Coldest and wettest camp I can ever remember.

Happy days:)

grath
13-12-2007, 20:37
Hope it's improved, stopped there one Easter about 20yrs ago in the tent, rained and it was like camping in a swamp, raided the supermarket for cardboard boxes to make walkway and cover floor of tent.

Coldest and wettest camp I can ever remember.

Happy days:)
There are 2 sites now, one is called Keswick and the other is Derwentwater.
They are next door to each other. One gets flooded and the other apparently not.
We had a super time there and everything was within easy walking distance.
Just as we like it!!:D

swingsandroundabouts
13-12-2007, 21:30
We have stayed here for the last 4 years at the start of the C&C club season .Tried both sites but prefer the one by the water's edge for the views. Love Booths supermarket for it's local produce and the pubs in town, plenty to choose from;);).

Geoff.W
13-12-2007, 21:54
If I remember right it was just the Derwentwater one then.

Keswick truly is a nice town but can get a tad busy.

I rate this (North west lakes) as my favorite area in England, although more recently we have stopped in the Buttermere area, some what quieter, though tents and narrow campers only as 6'6" width limit on all the roads.

Last few times I've taken my lad walking up there, I've taken the van (camper too wide) and wild camped at Newlands Hause, although once we made a quick exit down to Buttermere before we were blown there.

Overnighted in pull in just above church and had no hastle.

sundown
13-12-2007, 22:17
last time, and only time, we visited keswick,
there was some kind of religious convention on,:eek:
there wasn't even room to stand on the pavement,:mad:
so we beated a hasty retreat:cool:
back to the solway firth;)
"loadsa space":D:D
ps. must go back to keswick sometime seems a nice place!
sundown

grath
14-12-2007, 07:49
We went in November 2006 and we had a very good time.:D
Lots of pub grub and lots of walks and a boat trip around the lake.:D
Did you know that the boat is also a ferry and you can get off and walk from several different locations!:cool:

Geoff.W
14-12-2007, 08:44
Did you know that the boat is also a ferry and you can get off and walk from several different locations!:cool:

Very usefull, we used it on the "wet weekend" (see above) to cross the lake to Hawes End, and walked up Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy, the ridge shown in your photo's. Dropped down to Dale Head tarn and back along the valley to Little Town, opposite side of ridge from the lake.

Great walk. Wish I was there now.


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