• Bassenthwaite Lake (0.5 miles)

    Bassenthwaite Lake (0.5 miles)

  • Bassenthwaite Lake (0.5 miles)

    Bassenthwaite Lake (0.5 miles)

  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (about 5 miles)

    Castlerigg Stone Circle (about 5 miles)

  • Ashness Bridge (6 miles)

    Ashness Bridge (6 miles)

  • Looking over Keswick from Catbells (7 miles)

    Looking over Keswick from Catbells (7 miles)

Location

Rose Cottage is situated 3.6 miles from the market town of Keswick on Derwentwater. The larger towns of Cockermouth, Penrith and Carlisle are all less than 45 minutes away.

By car:

Postcode for SatNav: CA12 4QD

Rose Cottage is very easy to find. If travelling west on the A66 from Penrith turn right at the only roundabout outside Keswick on to the A591. Follow this road which takes you on a scenic journey between Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw mountain range. The cottage is approximately three miles along the road sharing an entrance off the road with the Calvert Trust Outdoor Centre at Little Crosthwaite.

Public transport:

The closest train station to Rose Cottage is Penrith and a rural bus runs regularly to Keswick. There is a regular bus service from Keswick (to Workington) which stops directly outside the cottage (ask for the Calvert Trust stop).

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Photography credits

  • Photo of Bassenthwaite: By mattbuck (category) (Own work by mattbuck.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Skiddaw Trig Pillar: michael ely [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • File:Dodd Wood - geograph.org.uk - 41983.jpg:Bill Payer [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • File:Mirehouse, near Bassenthwaite Lake - geograph.org.uk - 39864.jpg: Ian Cunliffe [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Bassenthwaite:Michael Walsh
  • Derwentwater - passengers waiting to board ferry: David Dixon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • bird photos on Birds page by John le Gassick


Photo: ferry jetties at Keswick