Troutdale Lodge
Troutdale Lodge in Borrowdale

The local area

Grange in BorrowdaleGrange in Borrowdale lies below the southern shores of Derwentwater in the Borrowdale Valley. The village is very picturesque with its double arched bridge over the River Derwent taking you into the village where there are two tea shops. Continuing through Grange takes you along the Western side of Derwentwater below Maiden Moor and Catbells.

Keswick lies four miles to the the north, where you will find many attractions, shops, pubs cafés and restaurants. Among the attractions are the popular Theatre by the Lake, Cumberland Pencil Museum and attractive parks & gardens.

Boats beside DerwentwaterDerwentwater is an attractive expanse of water, studded with islands and surrounded by fells. The launches that sail the lake provide a popullar transport service. Water sport facilities are available at two marinas and row boats may be hired.

To the south of Grange on the B5289 road, going deeper into Borrowdale, is Seathwaite, the popular hamlet from where walkers and climbers begin their ascents of Great Gable, Bowfell, Pillar, Scafell and Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

The B5289 continues to the Honister Pass, at the top of which is the Honister Slate Mine where there are underground tours and England's first Via Ferrata which enables people to safetly climb to top of Fleetwith Pike.Watendlath

This is a really excellent walking, climbing and cycling area, but the area is also popular with photographers, artists and those who simply enjoy magnificent scenery.

The rest of the Lake District is easily reached, as is the historic Cumbrian coast and the border city of Carlisle.

Trout fishing can be arranged for guests at nearby Watendlath Tarn.