Visiting Keswick in the Lake District, this New Year

by Julia on December 22, 2017

If you’re looking for a great trip away in the new year without messing about with country-hopping and plane-catching, you can do a lot worse than picturesque Keswick, with the charm and stunning views you’d expect from any Lake District based town.

If you’re looking to do something new for 2018, then a trip to Keswick might just be the right place.

Enjoy nature up close

One of the things that Keswick is most well known for is the stunning lake of Derwentwater, with a treasure trove of natural experiences and views just a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Local natural attractions include Friar’s Crag, which juts out into the lake, and entrance to the stunning Borrowdale valley to the south.

Keswick is one of the most dog-friendly locations in the UK, making it the perfect place to experience the beauty of British nature with your four-legged friend. Natural walks and bike rides give you a chance to get closer to nature, while beautiful local accommodation makes putting your feet up and resting the perfect way to end a nature-packed day.

Be adventurous

With anything from the world’s largest pencil, yes, really! To the ghostly history within Moor Hall, Keswick has a great deal to explore, and adventure is around every corner. As part of the stunning lake district, Keswick offers countless different paths for walking and cycling, perfect for the adventurous amongst us who like to go a little off the beaten path.

From clifftops to lakesides, there’s an adventure for everyone. With opportunities for any age range, from gentle hikes for families to challenging walks for the more experienced adventurer, as well as accommodation in Keswick to rest your weary feet at the end of each exciting day. For those who like to take their adventures to the next level, or want to try something new for the New Year, Keswick is a renowned base for rock climbing and paragliding.

Experience a Beautiful Town

If walking is less your thing, the towns of the Lake District, including the beautiful town of Keswick, have a long and storied history with more to see and do than you can fit in just one week away – which is why so many holiday-makers come back for more. Highlights include stunning scenery for perfect landscape photography, various art galleries and museums showcasing the local talents and of course the ghost of Moor Hall for those who are fans of the paranormal.

If your new year goal is to treat yourself, then Keswick has something for you too. Gorgeous luxury accommodation, beautiful facilities for self-care and spa services and fantastic cafes and restaurants are part of the lake district culture and are the perfect medium for a little R&R in a natural and beautiful setting.

Make a Splash

If your new year’s goal is to be a little more adventurous, but walking isn’t your thing, then making use of the beautiful lake Derwentwater for your resolutions is a fantastic way to enjoy the stunning views of the lake district from a different perspective. Watersports from kayaking to canoeing, and sail boating to windsurfing, are popular on the lakes and offer a fantastic way to adventure without straying too far.

With both shared accommodation and smaller select locations available, there’s something to suit all visitors; from groups of friends to a couples’ retreat. No matter what your new year’s goals, or if you’re just looking to relax after the frantic festive period, then Keswick might just be the perfect location for you. Natural yet full of potential for adventure, Keswick truly is one of the most versatile holiday locations in the UK.


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