The smallest of the four islands and named for the garlic that grows there.
Rampsholme is the smallest of the four islands on Derwentwater and derives its name from the wild garlic that thrives on it. The word comes from the Old Norse ‘Hrafns holmr’ or ‘wild garlic island’.
Not much of note has happened on Rampsholme other than it formed part of the late Earl of Derwentwater’s confiscated estate, which was purchased by John Marshall Esq of Leeds in 1832.
Apart from Derwent Island, which is a private residence, boat users are welcome to land on the islands.
How to get here:
Use our boat hire to land on the shoreline and explore.