Explore the Islands around Derwentwater, Keswick.
About Derwentwater Islands
Derwentwater has four permanent islands: Derwent, Lord’s, Rampsholme and St. Herbert’s. It also has (reputedly) one floating island which sporadically appears towards the end of summer consisting of a mass of vegetable matter that rises to the surface on a cushion of methane gas!
Access to the Islands
Apart from Derwent Island, which is a private residence, boat users are welcome to land on the islands. However we request that you do not stay overnight or light any fires. Please take care not to disturb any nesting birds.
Explore Derwentwater Islands
The only inhabited island on the lake. It is open to public five days a year.
Lord's Island was once the residence of the Earls of Derwentwater.
The smallest of the four islands and named for the garlic that grows there.
The largest of the islands on Derwentwater covering between four to five acres.