We travel via the M6 to the Lake District, taking in a coffee stop at ,Ambleside after passing by the banks of Windermere. We then continue our journey passing by Rydal Water and Grasmere. Just after Grasmere Dove Cottage is set back from the road as we enjoy the scenic views of this beautiful area. Thirlmere comes into view as we follow the road adjacent to the banks of the lake. Our scenic drive continues onto Keswick and Derwentwater.
Keswick is the North Lakes' most popular holiday and day trip destination. Nestling between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater, the town is situated in an idyllic location in the Lake District National Park. To cater for the needs of tourists and many visitors, there is a wide variety of shops, cafes, tea and coffee rooms, pubs and restaurants. The market is held every Thursday and Saturday in the pedestrianised main street in the middle of the town. The marketplace features the Moot Hall which once acted as the Town Hall but is now a local tourist information office.