Friars Crag gives spectacular views over Derwentwater and of the Borrowdale Valley.
With very little effort you can walk on a good accessible path to the end of Friars Crag. This is an easy 10 minute walk from the centre of Keswick. I often walk to the end of Friars Crag in the morning with a cup of coffee; simply to sit and admire the glorious morning view. One which I'm never tired of!
Pack a scrumptious lunch - with food from home or from the shops in Keswick - and enjoy a picnic by the lake on a dry clear day. Leave some of your bits of sandwiches for the local ducks which reside there if you're feeling generous! Or buy some duck food from the shop next to the Keswick Launch and rowing boats on your way down from the Theatre by the Lake.
Find other great experiences near Keswick
Go to the Borrowdale pages on the main National Trust website
Visit Keswick.org for places to stay.
I’m the National Trust ranger for Borrowdale and Newlands in the North Lakes, UK. I volunteered for the Trust when I came on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme aged 13. I started by building a new fence on Friars Crag to tackle an erosion problem and making paths more accessible for people with limited mobility. I enjoyed it so much that I continued to volunteer until I left school and was lucky enough to get a job with the National Trust. After working for the Trust for 29 years, I still love the job.