top of page

Derwentwater - Keswick

At Lakeside Café Restaurant, The Theatre by the Lake an Outdoor Mobility Tramper hire site location. 


Derwentwater - Theatre by the Lake

Times: Summer 10:00am and 3:00pm

           Winter 10:00am only

Distance: Up to 5km (shorter options)

Gradient: mainly level on gravel, occasional steep ramps, duckboards, bridges and a cattlegrid


The Tramper has been supported and made possible by the Theatre by the Lake and the Keswick Lions.

There is one Tramper available at this hire site and it is picked up from the Lakeside Café Restaurant attached to the Theatre by the Lake.

From here the route take you South along the Eastern shoreline of Derwentwater. There are several options available and you can take the Tramper for the longer route or various shorter options as you wish.

There are beautiful views over the Lake and down the Borrowdale Valley. There is NO ACCESS to Friar's Crag directly on the Tramper as the path is not big enough at the view point itself. You can leave the Tramper 50m from the view point and if your mobility allows walk the final distance. There is a bench at the view point.

However, if you are unable to access this point similar views are available from the Tramper route both near to Friar's Crag as well as from the furthest point on the route.

The Tramper is available at 10am and 3pm for a maximum of 2.5hrs each. In Winter only the 10am slot is available.

Members must be accompanied on the route by another person during the Tramper hire session, due to limited or no mobile signal. 


All Tramper users must stay on the designated Tramper route path. 


You need to be an Outdoor Mobility member to book a Tramper.

If you are not yet a member please select and pay for the Membership option that suits you best.

Before you arrive:

Whilst at The Theatre by the Lake / Lakeside Café Restaurant:

  • Arrive at the Café 10 minutes prior to your hire slot.

  • For new members it’s essential for our staff to provide an induction on how to use the Tramper. 

Click here to check availability and to book your Tramper adventure.


Lakeside Café Restaurant, Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5DJ

what3words: ///siesta.abandons.invent

Parking: There are 14 designated disabled parking spaces located at the side of the Theatre on the council run Lakeside Car Park.  Currently Blue Badge holders can park in any bay free of charge for three hours.

Please note the car park can get very busy, particularly during the daytime in school holidays.

Click below link to Theatre by the Lake website for more information, including contact details, opening hours and facilities.

017687 74411

bottom of page