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Keswick

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At the north end of the A591 is Keswick - the main town of North Lakeland. Apart from the dubious pleasures of a Pencil Museum and a Cars of the Stars display, Keswick offers good opportunities for the hill-shy hiker. Three good chippies and countless excellent Jennings and Theakstons pubs mean that most Club trips to the north of Lakeland will end up here before the long drive back to Lancaster, so best not plan to be back on campus too early! Apart from Borrowdale, which we shall discuss seperately below, the surrounding hills are well worth investigating. There have been numerous Club trips to Braithwaite, from which attempts on Grisedale Pike and the Derwent Fells are always popular. The huge Skiddaw massif north of Keswick is less frequently visited - Skiddaw is a high but essentially dull mountain but there's good sport to be had on Blencathra to the east, which boasts a fine knife-edge ridge in Sharp Edge. The northern fells of Caldbeck and Uldale hardly ever get a visit from the Club, but should the occasion arise they make for wild, windswept hiking - miles from the tourist crowds.

Upcoming trips


There are current no upcoming trips to Keswick planned. Come along to our next Planning Meeting in the last week of term to suggest it as a location for next term!

Previous Trips


 Sunday 18 June, 2017
      Photos from the trip

Routes



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