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At A Glance

Distance: 16.2 miles
Ascent: 1,060 metres
Duration: 9-10 hours
Group Ratio: 1:10
Price: £35.00 per person

Why choose this walk?

  • Complete a full circuit of Derwent Water and the surrounding fells
  • Explore one of the most beautiful areas of the Lake District
  • Visit some of the idilic spots and view points around Derwent Water
  • Ideal for beginners with a good level of fitness
  • One of the best walks you will ever do in the Lake District

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • We specialise in small group guided walks and we ensure you have a fun, relaxed and stress-free experience that you will never forget.
  • All our walks are led by an exceptional and dedicated team of experienced Mountain Leaders.
  • We are dedicated to the highest quality of client care and providing adventures that are remarkable, inspiring and memorable. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do.
  • Our team are always here to help from booking to completing the walk. You will be sent plenty of information, lots of advice and kept up to date before the walk.

Book Derwent Water Challenge

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Event Description

The Derwent Water challenge is a stunning 16-mile walk around Derwent Water and through the beautiful Borrowdale Valley.

Starting from Keswick the route takes you on a tour of some of the most picturesque Lake District views and landmarks including Cat Bells, Borrowdale, Grange Fell, Watendlath Tarn, Surprise View, Ashness Bridge and Walla Crag.

This is a unique walking challenge and a brilliant way to discover one of the most beautiful areas of the Lake District.

Where does it start?

The walk will start and finish in Keswick, Cumbria. We would recommend booking accommodation in Keswick or the surrounding area.

When is it?

There are several dates throughout the year. You can view the dates below or on the booking calendar above.

Is it for me?

You will require a good level of mountain fitness and will need to be able to walk for up to 10 hours and tackle the 1,000m+ of ascent. The route is not technical but the distance will be challenging.

How to book your walk

You can book your walk anytime through the website.

1.  Decide which date you would like to attend
2.  Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’
3.  You pay a 35% deposit to book your place
4.  We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training plans

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  • What our clients say...

    Mountain Walks are a highly professional team of experienced & skilled Mountain leaders with oodles of good humour, patience & discipline to support the variety of abilities & fitness levels on display in our large group we hiked with yesterday. Evaluating us all & placing us into well-defined groups after the first peak was important to ensure that we all enjoyed the day…. in addition to supporting those that decided they couldn’t complete the walk or preferred to take an easier route… the care & attention shown to everyone was impressive & I wouldn’t hesitate to walk with them again. We are already discussing our next adventure challenge with Mountain Walks.

    Cecily Fullerton-Smith
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