Friars Crag, Keswick


2 miles


Pay & display parking available at the Theatre By The Lake, the postcode is CA12 5DJ.

Why we love this walk

This two mile walk is a relatively level route and makes a wonderful pram friendly walk. The boardwalk also makes this a fun walk for those with children who enjoy going on their scooters!

Friars Crag is great for those needing wheelchair access as the paths are accessible from the Theatre By The Lake to Friars Crag viewpoint.

The route that we took can be found on the Strava map at the bottom of this page.

The Route

Follow the road from the theatre down to Derwentwater. When the tarmac ends, continue on the stone track and carry on to the viewpoint of Friar’s Crag.

Having admired the view at Friars Crag return to the path junction. You will see two paths leading off to your right, the lower one goes along the shore at Strandshag Bay. We took this path on the way there and it was slightly tricky with the pram as it can be uneven in places.

The upper left path, which we took on our return journey, is far more accessible and goes through a field with views over the lake before gently dropping to join the other path near the lake shore. A bridge and kissing gate take you into a small wood with a great boardwalk for the pram. Retrace your route back.

There are plenty of other paths you could take to make this walk longer, or shorter, depending on your needs. At the end of the route we took, you could turn right into Cockshott Wood and return to the car park this way if you wanted.

hiking household