Getting here

How to get to Derwent Hill

Derwent Hill is easily accessible by public transport, car or coach. You can also arrive on foot (many DofE expedition groups do this) and even by canoe on the River Derwent!

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Getting here

By Road

From M6 junction 40 at Penrith take the A66 west for 17 miles past Keswick to a large roundabout.   Continue on the A66 and take the second turn left (signposted Grange, Portinscale).  After 600m, turn left where the road swings sharply to the right.  Derwent Hill is on the right after 100m, beyond the Derwentwater Hotel.

Latitude: 54.6025° N
Longitude: 3.1581° W

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Getting here

On foot

Derwent Hill is 1 mile from Keswick.  From the bus station, go left along the side of the supermarket to a mini-roundabout and turn left.  After 300m turn left immediately after crossing the river, then turn right onto a surfaced footpath.  Follow this across the fields to a lane, turn left and cross the footbridge.  Derwent Hill’s gate is 100m further on the left.

Grid Reference NY 2528 2365

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Getting here

By train & bus

Keswick is served by hourly buses from rail stations at Penrith, Windermere and Workington.  From Keswick you can walk or take a taxi – we can pick up groups by prior arrangement.

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