Autumn on Derwentwater

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Oct 08

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Mountain walking days

Join us this October as we stay at an exciting new venue for Outdoorlads. Located on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater, at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley, this is a traditionally built stone cottage in the grounds of Hawse End Centre. 

The bunkhouse is more basic than a regular YHA, but cosy, comfortable and situated at the foot of Catbells (Alfred Wainwright described as "one of his favourites, which while modest in height, offers splendid views"). 

This is a truly stunning location that offers a choice of lakeside walks, boating/SUPing, or easy access to the Derwent and Newlands fells! So bring your walking boots as the mountains will be calling. However, October in the Lakes ranges from mild to wild, so we'll offer a range of activities to suit the weather conditions at the time.  This is the Lakes though and local walks likely to involve steep and sustained climbs!

The famous Lake District town of Keswick is not too far away and can be accessed by a short boat ride on Derwentwater, and the launch stop is conveniently close to the bunkhouse.  It's also only a 30-minute walk (or 10-minute drive), so if you fancy relaxing and pottering around town rather than hiking fells or mountains, then that's a great option.



YHA_Hawse_End_Exterior courtesy of YHA and used with permission. 

View from the summit of Catbells
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Marathon -

Newlands Valley - taken by ex_cowboy and used with full permission. 


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View from the summit of Catbells cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Marathon -
View from the summit of Catbells cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Marathon -


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