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Address: Borrowdale Road, Keswick CA12 5UP, England

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A great National Trust car park near the lake.

You can park here and walk down to and even around Derwent Water, you can also park here and walk up and around to Walla Crag, almost directly above the carpark. Mostly quiet and... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Penrith, United Kingdom

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

You can park here and walk down to and even around Derwent Water, you can also park here and walk up and around to Walla Crag, almost directly above the carpark. Mostly quiet and easy to access, but take your boots as it can be muddy.

Thank wintryguy
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you are a NT member you can park up for free and easily visit the lakeside rather than pay extortionate amount to park in the towns. Great views.

Thank Denor2014
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1,071 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited Great Wood for a walk as we were short of time. The circular walk is described in some detail from the National Trust car park but it charges £4 for 2 hours; £5.50 for 4 hours; and £6.50 all day - which is rather expensive mid-week in January when there are relatively few visitors. We instead joined the... More 

Thank mikeedeedee
North West
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

An easy place to get to and a pleasant walk - Been there in summer and winter - bit more wet underfoot in the winter

Thank BVH
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Moderate difficulty, best starting from Keswick at SpringsRoad so getting fantastic views across Derwentwater from quite a high point. The wood itself is then walked downhill. Relatively few people, sometimes see deer. End up in NT car park but can turn left to Sour Milk Ghyll then up a difficult gradient to Walla Crag or along an easy path to... More 

Thank smithwolviston
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We love Great wood, on a nice day. There is parking, but get there early, as on a good day it fills up fast. This has a big field with a gentle stream at the bottom, the kids will play for hours making dams and floating things, just make sure you remember a towel and a change of clothes for... More 

Thank beany20152015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We approached the wood from Ambleside road via Spring road. Pleasant walk through woods next to a river along a reasonable path which rises gradually. Lots of options when you get further up including a tour of the stone circle, the great wood itself or if you are feeling really fit then go for the ascent of Walla Crag. The... More 

Thank GH24
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

I came to the Lake District for the first time when I was a child with my parents and we drove through the woods and I distinctly remember seeing the sun on the lake through the trees and all the tiny shadows of leaves on the road. I always said I wanted to come back when I was older so... More 

Thank StephMoffat93
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We loved the peace and quiet in this wood. A great place to walk up to Walla Crag or to Ashness Bridge. Two years ago we saw a red squirrel, last year a roe deer, this year we saw and heard treecreepers. The autumn colours looked stunning. Good views over Derwentwater.

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