The walk sheet and suggested routes for the Lake District Dale Head to Keswick via Cat Bells walk on the 8 June 2019 can be seen in the following link:
Keswick is a market town and civil parish in the Allerdale Borough in Cumbria, England. Historically, until 1974, it was part of Cumberland. It lies within the Lake District National Park, Keswick is just north of Derwentwater and is four miles (six kilometres) from Bassenthwaite Lake. It had a population of 5,243 at the 2011 census.
There is evidence of prehistoric occupation of the area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick’s market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence. The town was an important mining area, and from the 18th century has been known as a holiday centre; tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years. Its features include the Moot Hall; a modern theatre, the Theatre by the Lake; one of Britain’s oldest surviving cinemas, the Alhambra; and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the town’s largest open space, Fitz Park. Among the town’s annual events is the Keswick Convention, an Evangelical gathering attracting visitors from many countries.
Keswick became widely known for its association with the poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Together with their fellow Lake Poet William Wordsworth, based at Grasmere, 12 miles (19 kilometres) away, they made the scenic beauty of the area widely known to readers in Britain and beyond. In the late 19th century and into the 20th, Keswick was the focus of several important initiatives by the growing conservation movement, often led by Hardwicke Rawnsley, vicar of the nearby Crosthwaite parish and co-founder of the National Trust, which has built up extensive holdings in the area.
Photos by EddyAycliffe
For further details simply click on the file name above to open the walk information sheet. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet
The autumn walk will see us returning to the wonderful Lake District. Details for booking your place are on the sheet which is linked below:
Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Keswick to Cockermouth, Lake District, Saturday 7th July 2012
This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet & map. Instructions for booking your place if you have not already done so, are on the sheet which is attached.
Route Details : 2012-07-Keswick-to-Cockermouth
Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Lake District, Seatoller to Keswick, Saturday 10 September 2011.
This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet that has a map of the suggested walks on the flip side. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet which is attached.
Information Sheet : Seatoller to Keswick