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Castlehead Woods

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Borrowdale Road, Keswick, England
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Short walk before tea

Lovely little walk that was quite steep in places. Great view from the top. The full walk was only... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Fussyteam
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Workington, United Kingdom
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Castlehead viewpoint

Start of the walk is just by the launch landing stages At Keswick, its only about 40 mins but it is... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Broomstickrider
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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30 Apr 2017
“Short walk before tea”
24 Aug 2016
“Castlehead viewpoint”
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Borrowdale Road, Keswick, England
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little walk that was quite steep in places. Great view from the top. The full walk was only 2 miles so was really nice

Thank Fussyteam
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Start of the walk is just by the launch landing stages At Keswick, its only about 40 mins but it is steep in places and a bit of a scramble at the top, well worth the climb though, some fantastic views over Lake Derwent. Definitely...More

1  Thank Broomstickrider
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I have a photograph of my mum sat on a trig point, taken on honeymoon in Dec 1957 overlooking Derwent water. My parents couldnt remember exactly where it was taken. I searched photographs and googlemaps until I found the said Trig Point. Anyways I wanted...More

1  Thank walks4dogs
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The National Trust play a crucial role in preserving the Woods and nearby Friar's Crag. The area is popular with walkers and there are scenic walks around the lake. Purchase a map from Keswick Visitor's Centre (then tear it up) - confusing, obtuse, verbose, and...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Fantastic little walk on the edge of Keswick. We started up Springs Road and took the marked path through the trees. Quite slippy underfoot due to recent rain. It's fairly steep but I'm by no means fit and found it fine. Once you're at the...More

Thank Rinsy
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Whilst visiting Keswick I wanted a short walk in the afternoon and the effort involved in reaching the top of Castlehead, where the views are quite spectacular as you look down the length of Derwentwater towards Borrowdale and the highest mountains in England. There is...More

1  Thank HarryS70
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Its a lovely view point. You have to go through a Jungle, which gives a nice expedition kinda feeling. We were the only ones when we reached there and the view was simply beautiful.

1  Thank Namrata C
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Walking in these woods you have little idea of what awaits you when you break through the tree line at the top of the hill: sweeping views over Derwentwater to the fells behind. Well worth the uphill climb through the woods!

2  Thank Angela B
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Castlehead is lovely for a short walk with great views of Derwentwater, Keswick, Borrowdale and Bassanthwaite. It is steep getting to the viewpoint, not suitable for wheelchairs.

1  Thank Zentangled2014
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We enjoyed hearing the bird song and spotting the many different birds as we walked through the different terrain in the woods. It was also peaceful.

1  Thank NellieMichelle
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