All views of Derwentwater are rewarding: From Castel Crag   A wooded glade gives onto a natural belvedere adorned with pine trees. All Derwentwater  can de seen from this point. It is classic Gilpin picturesque, of pine branches framing an expanse of still water, dotted with island and with a mountain backdrop.

The many island in Derwentwater are the result of its shallowness, from silt washed down from Borrowdale. St Herbet’s Island, named after the saint who lived here as a hermit in the seventy century.

If you want to explore Derwentwater, you can hire canoes, Kayaks, dinghies, windsurfers and rowing boats here. Its is also the place if you want learn to sail or brush up your skills they have a range of courses to suit all abilities








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