Things To Do

Things to do and see when staying at Lane Rigg

Things to do & Places to go, nearby

With easy access to the centre of Keswick and just a five-minute walk down to the shore of Derwent water, Lane Rigg offers a perfect location in the English Lake District, offering guests an excellent location to visit other areas of the beautiful National Park.

Lane Rigg is ideally located only a few minutes’ walk from all of Keswick's attractions.

Hope Park, Crow Park, Theatre by the Lake and Derwentwater Cruises, are only a few minutes walk away.


Theatre by the Lake

5-10 minute walk

A walk by Hope and Crow Park leads to the famous Theatre by the Lake and then Derwent water and its dramatic views come rain or shine. Regular launches offer a scenic and relaxed cruise around Derwent water or rowing and motor boat hire for the more adventurous.


As ambassador's for the Theatre, our guests can obtain a small discount on certain shows/events when booking tickets.

Please ask us for further details, when booking your room.


Derwentwater Cruises and Boat Hire -

5-10 minute walk

A short walk past the Theatre takes you to the Jetty for Derwentwater Cruises.

Check time tables for Winter/Summer operating times.


Derwentwater Cruises

Keswick Town Centre and Market

3-5 minute walk

Keswick Town Square is only a 3-minute walk away. Keswick's variety of shops offer great choice, whether you’re looking for walking gear, jewellery, sweets or even an opportune Christmas present!  The Market runs on Thursdays (Seasonal) and Saturdays (All year), subject to the weather!

An annual Victorian Christmas Market is also held, see Keswick Tourism Association web site for date/details.

Keswick Bus Station

5-10 minute walk 

Keswick’s bus station is only a five-minute walk away and offers ingress to guests travelling from further-a-field, perhaps via the West Coast Main Line Train link from Penrith.

With an extensive timetable and a little planning, many places are accessible by bus. Note timetables vary from Summer to Winter.

Things to do & Places to go, slightly further away

Ashness Bridge/ Watendlath

Famous as one of the most photographed bridges in The Lakes, Ashness Bridge is a traditional stone-built bridge on the single-track road from the Borrowdale road to Watendlath.  It is at grid reference NY270196, and is famous for being a fine viewpoint across Borrowdale towards Skiddaw.

Grange, Rosthwaite and Seatoller

There are lovely walks around Derwent water and beyond to Grange, Rosthwaite and Seatoller and beyond toward Honister, Buttermere and Crummock Water.

Ordnance Survey Map OL4, covers Keswick and the surrounding area. We can lend OS maps and short walk maps on request.

Honister Pass and Slate Mine

A working slate mine and popular tourist attraction in the Lake District National Park, with the Via Ferrata for the more adventurous!

Supermarkets and Shops

The nearest supermarkets are Booths and the Co-Op in Keswick, around 5-10-minute walk from Lane Rigg.

Opening times are

Booths – Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 21:00 and Sunday 09:30 to 16:00hrs*

Co-Op - Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00hrs*

(* May be subject to change)

There is also a Sainsbury supermarket in Cockermouth (14 miles) and several others, further afield at Penrith and Workington.

There are numerous specialist and high street shops in Keswick, so again we haven’t listed them.  Well worth a shopping exploration!

Eateries, Restaurants, Pubs and Shops

There are numerous pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops to suit all tastes, so we have not listed them.

We have some guides in the dining room and in the welcome packs, so please help yourself or simply explore.

The main shopping areas are only a 5-minute walk from Lane Rigg.

Things to do on a rainy day! 

Keswick Tourism Association / Keswick Tourist Information Centre

Keswick Tourism Association

The Keswick Tourism Association promotes and supports numerous events throughout the year in Keswick, from music to mountaineering, poetry to film.

For an extensive list of events visit


Keswick Tourism Information Centre

5 minute walk

The Keswick Tourist Information Centre is in the Moot Hall, in Keswick's pedestrianised Market Square.

The Moot Hall in the Market Square

Opening times and detailed information and advice can be found at

Moot Hall, Market Square, Keswick, CA12 5JR

Tel:  0845 901 0845

Keswick Museum

10-15 minute walk

Keswick Museum has varied collections featuring Keswick’s landscape, history and culture. The Mountain Heritage Trust maintains a changing exhibition in the museum. The Museum is located close to Fitz Park and is close to Keswick Swimming Pool.

Details of exhibitions and opening times can be obtained from:



Alhambra Cinema, Keswick

10 minute walk

Alhambra Cinema, St John's Street, KESWICK. Cumbria. CA12 5AG.

Situated on St Johns Street, the Alhambra cinema offers cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings.

Open seven days a week.

Advance Booking and General Enquiries: 017687 72195


The Derwent Pencil Museum

10 minute walk

The museum is home to the worlds first pencil !

The first pencil factory in Keswick opened in 1832. The second factory was started in the 1920s and completed in 1950 (it closed in 2007 when the owners moved production to Workington). The original "Art Deco" factory building, is currently being re-developed.

The museum opened in 1981, and now receives over 80,000 visitors a year from all around the world.

Details and opening times can be obtained from:

Keswick Brewery

10 minute walk

Local Brewery with guided tours, for details contact:


Keswick Makers Mill

10 minute walk

An Art Gallery and Open Studio, offering a hub for arts and craft enthusiasts.


The Makers Mill, Keswick

Details of events and courses can be obtained from: