Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

Braithwaite Court

Cumbria, England

Derwentwater walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

Get off the boat at Low Brandelhow and turn left following the path through the woods along the edge of the lake. From here as on most of this trip there are excellent views across Derwentwater. The large island nearest to you is St Herbert's Island. In the late 7th Century, St Herbert lived as a hermit, only occasionally leaving to walk to Carlisle to meet his good friend St Cuthbert of Lindesfarne when he preached there. The story goes that St Herbert prayed that he and St Cuthbert would die at the same time and sure enough they both died in different places at exactly the same time.

Continue along the lake past the gravely area that was once Brandelhow mines and keep to the footpath, cutting off the peninsular with the house on it. Continue through the mixed woodland. If you are lucky enough you may see red squirrels here.

When you leave the thicker wood and reach the more open area of scattered trees keep to the path using the boardwalks to cross the marshy areas. You will be walking round the head of the lake, through a very wet area, which was once part of the lake. The marshy area is gradually being filled in with sands and gravel brought down from the surrounding fells to form this delta. Before all these bridges and boardwalks were put in this path frequently flooded, but you should keep your feet dry unless it has just rained heavily.

The path joins the road near the Lodore Hotel, with the famous Lodore Falls behind. Turn left and follow the road past the hotel, over a small bridge, then take the footpath on your right that runs parallel to the road through some more beautiful woods. When you reach the car park on your left, cross the road and follow the lake shore closely, taking the path around a promontory then parallel to the road to the landing stage at Ashness Gate where you can catch a boat back to Keswick.

On your journey sit back and enjoy the lake as described by the poet William Wordsworth in this "Guide to the Lakes" "Derwent is distinguished from all the lakes by surrounded with sublimity, the fantastic mounts of Borrowdale to the South, the solitary majesty of Skiddaw to the North, the bold steps of Walla Crag and Lodore to the East and to the West the clustering mounts of Newlands".

From Keswick Landing Stage it's just a short walk back to the town passing along the way Fisher's shop. You might want to call in and enjoy tea and cakes in the Abraham's Tea room after a superbly day out.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


Social feed

How can I find out more?

The Holiday Property Bond could do as much for your quality of life as it has done for many thousands of families who have already invested. That's why we invite you to get in touch with us in any of these 3 ways and please don't forget our unique 'Money back promise' and 'interest free loan' options.


We're so confident you'll be delighted with HPB
that we offer you a 'Money Back Promise'!

In regular surveys, Bondholders tell us how happy they are with HPB holidays. That's why we feel confident in giving you the extra reassurance of our unprecedented 'Money Back Promise':

If you take your first HPB holiday within three years of investing and are not, for any reason, entirely happy, you can apply to cash in your HPB investment within 14 days of your return. Whatever the encashment value, the parent company of the issuer of HPB will make up any difference so that you get back the full amount of your original payment, including charges.

This offer applies to a holiday at any HPB owned property which is taken by at least one of the Bondholders themselves.

Full details of the offer will be provided before you invest.

Request our brochure Speak to a representative Visit an Open Day or Exhibition

Please request our fully
illustrated brochure

Please read "How HPB works" and then we will be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. See the beautiful holiday homes and magnificent locations where you can spend your holidays as a Bondholder.

Please complete and submit the form or,
alternatively, telephone our FREE brochure request line on 0800 230 0391

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers.

* Indicates required fields

You can speak to one of our representatives

Your local HPB representative will be happy to call or meet you at a convenient time and place for an informal chat. Simply fill in your details and we'll do the rest.

Most of our representatives are Bondholders themselves and all have visited a number of Bond sites.

The representative will give you all the information you need and then leave you to make up your own mind. He or she will talk to you about your holiday requirements and what level of investment is needed to secure the kind of holidays you want.

Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Telephone number *  
Post code
iBy giving us your post code we can find a representative near you.
How did you hear about us?
Your message

One of our representatives will contact you using the information above.

* Indicates required fields

See our stunning properties
for yourself

Attending an Open Day at an HPB holiday location is an enjoyable way to see what HPB has to offer. Just turn up and stay as long as you wish – there is no need to make an appointment. The representatives will introduce themselves and answer your questions. You will also be invited to inspect the site and see HPB’s high standards for yourself.

Alternatively, you are welcome to attend one of our Exhibitions at a hotel near you. You can chat to one of our representatives, ask your questions and watch our complete DVD 'travelogue' of HPB locations.


This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times