Keswick – for high fells and adrenaline
Keswick is the place to be if the aim of your walking holiday is to tackle the highest peaks in England. Skiddaw looms large behind the town, and the most beautiful of all Lake District fells, Blencathra, is right next door. A short drive down past Derwent brings you to Seathwaite, the perfect base for tackling Great Gable and Scafell Pike – the highest mountain in England. And if you like your walks a little less busy then head ten minutes south towards Thirlmere, where you’ll find a selection of interesting routes to the summit of the Helvellyn, including access to the legendary Striding Edge.