Visitor blasts Derwentwater for having ‘too much water’ and ‘not enough free wi-fi’

Everyone loves a trip to the Lake District – or so you’d think. It’s a beautiful place with plenty of places to visit.

Places like Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside see thousands of visitors year upon year. When it comes to the Lake District, you definitely won’t be stuck for things to do, from walking fells and lakes, to visiting museums and independent shops, to relaxing in a local cafe or restaurant.

One of the popular places is Keswick, at town where you’re likely to see lots of people walking towards Derwentwater, either as part of a larger walk around the lake or even just to relax a little – it’s easily one of Keswick’s main assets.

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With a five-star review on TripAdvisor, you’d be tempted just to visit off these reviews alone, however, some don’t share the same opinion. One disappointed visitor took to the site to make their feelings known.

Jim Jones left a review in July last year that said: “There was too much water for my liking not enough free Wi-fi. Thought the place was a bit boring too many ducks.”

However, among the reviews left on TripAdvisor, it seems he’s the only person that shares this opinion, with lots of others leaving four and five-star reviews. PeteLucy434 said: “One of my favourite lakes in the whole national park and has the added benefit of being able to be walked around.”

Wendygillw added: “We were staying in Keswick and had a delightful walk beside Derwentwater easily straight from the town. It is stunning and also a peaceful walk.”

Phil M left the review: “A lovely place to hang out and people-watch or do water borne activities – picturesque in the extreme.”

is a scenic 10 mile waymarked walk around Derwentwater. On flat and easy paths, the walk passes through ancient woodlands and along the shores of the lake. The scenery is stunning, with perfect picnic stops, cafes and restaurants along the way.

One of the walking routes starts at Stormwater Bridge between Keswick and Portinscale, which has parking available, before setting off on the Cumbria Way into Keswick and then taking a clockwise route around Derwentwater. A few sections on this half of the walk are on the road, but don’t let that put you off.

Lancs Live – Cumbria