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Great Wood

Borrowdale Road, Keswick CA12 5UP, England
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Great Wood walk was fantastic

This walk was fantastic and the walk lives up to its name. Took us about an hour to get upto the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Penrith, United Kingdom
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Borrowdale Road, Keswick CA12 5UP, England
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This walk was fantastic and the walk lives up to its name. Took us about an hour to get upto the top but we are not hikers. When we did the views were breathtaking so worth the trek up. The dog loved it and was...More

Thank MillerDon07
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank wintryguy
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 Denoruk
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...More

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 29 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
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...More

Thank smithwolviston
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...More

Thank beany20152015
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...More

Thank GH24
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank StephMoffat93
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...More

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