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Surprise View

Continue past the famous Ashness Bridge for the rewards of Surprise View.

Surprise View Keswick
Surprise View looking across Derwenwater towards Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake

Continuing on up the road from Ashness Bridge you will be rewarded with Surprise View. From here you can see the whole of Derwentwater, Borrowdale to the South, and on a clear day Bassenthwaite Lake to the North. It’s the perfect spot to have a rest before retracing your steps to Ashness Gate and returning via launch to Keswick.

Get here by Launch:
Stop at Ashness Gate. 30 mins walk from jetty.