Things to Do
Nestled on the shores of Derwentwater in the northern hills of the Lake District National Park, Keswick is a thriving market town with a wide variety of cafes, pubs, and restaurants all of which are a short walk from Hedgehog Hill.
Keswick also boasts the highly successful Theatre by the Lake (as members of the theatre's ambassadors scheme we can offer guests a £2 discount voucher to redeem on bookings at the theatre), a cinema, public parks, gardens, museums, a swimming pool, many different galleries and of course the spectacular fells.
Things to do
There is something for everybody in Keswick. From relaxing and enjoying the wonderful landscape, shopping and visiting the museums and galleries to extreme sports such as ghyll scrambling or paragliding.
Unsurprisingly, the most popular outdoor activity is walking. There are trails for all abilities accessible from Hedgehog Hill ranging from the mighty Skiddaw to the well-loved Railway Walk which can incorporate a visit to the mystical Castlerigg Stone Circle.
The Keswick area also provides a good range of cycle routes, both on and off-road. Road cyclists will find challenging routes with steep climbs and for mountain bikers there is plenty of rugged terrain.
If you enjoy water based activities, in addition to swimming there are canoes, kayaks, sailing dinghies, windsurfers, rowboats & self-drive motorboats for hire.
Keswick is a lively town that doesn't hibernate in winter. There are events throughout the year to entertain visitors and locals alike such as the Film Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Beer Festival and the Traditional Xmas Fayre.
Maps, guides and timetables are available for guests use.
How to get to Hedgehog Hill
From the M6 take Junction 40 and follow signs for Keswick and the A66. Continue on the A66 for about 15 miles, and then take the sign for Keswick on your left. Follow this road down the hill until you come to a T - Junction and you are facing a large Keswick flower bed. Turn right down the hill here. You will pass the Twa Dogs Pub and a garage on your left, continue on for about 500 yards and then turn left immediately after the Conservative Club into Greta Street. The next crossroads is Blencathra Street turn right into this street and we are number 18 on the left.