Fed from the high fells at the head of Borrowdale, Derwentwater, Lake District is a lake of both moods and stunning beauty.
From the calm, clear surface of early mornings to the deep crimson reflections of the sunset sky, the lake is a popular location for locals and holiday makers to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery.
Once the retreat of Beatrix Potter between 1885 and 1907, the lake was also home to the Earl of Derwentwater whose ancient residents can now be seen in ruins from beneath the undergrowth.
The lake is so large that it hosts four islands: Lord’s, Derwent, St Herbert’s and Rampsholme Islands.
With walking paths around Derwentwater perfect for morning jogs, afternoon ramblings and roaming cyclists, the lake is also accessible through boats that take visitors around the various attractions that this idyllic setting has to offer.
Derwentwater is a perfect mix of fun activities and serenity. With sailing, windsurfing and an abundance of adventure activities around the waters edge, there are plenty of options for the active couple or family to enjoy. With the town of Keswick to the North of the lake, and the valley of Borrowdale to the South, there are plenty of larger picturesque towns to visit along the way.
But despite the apparent hustle and bustle, Derwentwater is incredibly peaceful, just as these great pictures show. If you want to star near Derwentwater and the Lake District to both explore and enjoy these stunning landscapes, click here to see our holiday cottages in the Lake District area, and book yourself a Cottage Escape.