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The Lake District Sights

Derwentwater

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Updated 05/30/2014

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To understand why Derwentwater is considered one of England's finest lakes, take a short walk from Keswick's town center to the lakeshore and past the jetty, and follow the Friar's Crag path, about a 15-minute level walk from the center. This pine-tree-fringed peninsula is a favorite vantage point, with its view of the lake, the ring of mountains, and many tiny islands. Ahead, crags line the Jaws of Borrowdale and overhang a mountain ravine—a scene that

looks as if it emerged from a Romantic painting.

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Keswick, England

Updated 05/30/2014

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Feb 5, 2003

Best of England!!!

I have been to this little town twice now and don't plann on ever missing comming here. My in-laws live in Glasgow Scotland and the drive from Glasgow to Derwentwater/Keswick is well worth the time. Even in the winter months! "Much better than 'Cats' I will go again and again." B-

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