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Hawes End to Lodore

A gentle lakeshore walk which ends at the famous Lodore waterfalls. A great place for lunch.

Time: 2 hours
Grading: Easy
Start: Hawes End
End: Lodore

Derwentwater’s most popular walk, combining a lakeside walk with the chance of a good meal and a spectacular waterfall.

Take a Keswick Launch across to Hawes End. From the jetty turn left and follow the lakeside path through Brandelhow Park, a varied area of woodland, fields and delightful lakeshore habitats, until you pass two large gravel banks. Take the narrow road that leads into the woods and turn left at Warren House.

After a number of little wooden boardwalks (invaluable in wet weather) the path stops at a gate in a dry stone wall, from here you can see the raised wooden walkway.

Follow the walkway, cross the ‘Chinese Bridge‘, and walk onto the Borrowdale road. Take a left turn and you will soon arrive at the Lodore Hotel, behind which are the Lodore Falls.

Opposite the hotel is a track leading down to the waters edge and the ferry pick up point back to Keswick. Half way down the track you can see the Mary Mount Hotel through the trees. Both the Lodore and the Mary Mount offer excellent lunches and teas.