Portinscale is the village closest to Keswick, just a mile away and is adjacent to the shores of Derwentwater. Portinscale has a good selection of accommodation including some lovely guest houses and self catering properties making it an excellent base for your holiday.
Watersports enthusiasts are well catered for with hire of canoes, kayaks, rowing boats, dinghys and windsurfers aswell as tuition at Derwentwater
and Nichol End marinas.
Portinscale is an ideal base for a walking holiday. On the doorstep are the starting points for the very popular walks up Catbells, Causey Pike and the Coledale Horseshoe aswell as the Newlands Round. A short walk from Portinscale takes you to the landing stage at Hawes End from where you can join the Keswick launch. You can enjoy a leisurely cruise around the lake or plan a walk combined with a boat trip. There are also lovely walks in the Newlands Valley.