Osprey View Point
Spectacular view of the ospreys flying to and from their nest and, most amazing of all, catching fish from Bassenthwaite Lake.
What makes it special
- Spectacular bird watching
Other things to do nearby
Hiking in the Northern Fells. For circular walks over Lakeland giants Blencathra and Skiddaw, or ticking off the 24 Wainwrights in the area, YHA Skiddaw House is ideally situated. If y
YHA Skiddaw House is situated on the popular ‘Skiddaw Loop’ and there are great circular routes of varying distance and difficulty in the area. Find out more
Fantastic running straight from the front door of YHA Skiddaw House on grassy, rounded fells. Choose from Skiddaw, Blencathra or one of the quieter fells around Knott. Recce the first
Whether ridge-scrambling, Wainwright-bagging, or walking to a pub/café is your thing, YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is ideally located.
YHA Skiddaw sits at the centre of a network of popular routes of varying difficulty and we can easily accommodate bikes at the hostel.
With over 100 species of animals, you can spend the whole day wandering around the beautiful 25 acre park. Visit the website (Formally known as Trotters World of Animals.)
Enter through a graphite mine replica and follow the path of pencil making from the reign of Elizabeth 1st to the present day.
The Altura Trail which puts altitude into mountain biking or there's a Go Ape! with it's high wire forest adventure course.
There are fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area, just make sure you look across the valley to get the best views from the top!
Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.
With its large collection of exhibits, the museum is a fascinating place to discover old Keswick and the Lake District. See the museum website.
A walk up Skiddaw, one of the four 3,000s, rewards you with fantastic views over Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite while Blencathra with its many ridges, including Sharp Edge, is for the more adventurous
Whinlatter Visitors Centre is just five miles from YHA Keswick with some of the best purpose built single track mountain bike trails in the country.
From YHA Keswick there is a cycle route to suit everyone, whether you’re looking for a gentle ride following the River Greta along an old railway track to tackling the famous 112 mile Fred Whitton cha
The C2C route is a 225km route traversing Northern England from Whitehaven or Workington on the West coast to Tynemouth or Sunderland on the east.
For an accessible road-side route try Little Chamonix for an entry level climb.