New accommodation for 2024!
Five days, Monday to Friday
Prices per person, based on two people sharing a room:
Our holidays are available to people from all communities and financial backgrounds. We don’t want finance to be a barrier to you getting a break. If these prices are out of reach we might be able to offer you further financial help, support you with finding additional funding, or both. Find out more here, or contact us if you’re still unsure. We will support you to get the holiday you need.
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Lake Derwentwater in the Northern Lake District is as pretty as it is dramatic. Surrounded by stunning scenery and home to sheltered coves and wildlife, it has much to offer. To its west rise the fells of Cat Bells. To the east is the majestic Friar’s Crag, a popular viewpoint that juts into the lake, and at its southern foot lies the entrance to the beautiful Borrowdale valley. Considered Keswick’s local lake, Lake Derwentwater is only a 10-minute walk from the centre of town.
Accommodation — New for 2024
The delightful Catbells and Keepers Cottages are set into the south of The Lingholm Estate, situated on the western bank of Lake Derwentwater. Tranquil and safe, with gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains, this really is a stunning location. Make use of the enclosed lawned garden and outdoor seating in good weather, or share meals and discuss the day’s adventures in the spacious and comfortable open-plan living room, kitchen, and dining area, which features windows that make the most of the nature-rich scenery.
Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, while the other two are on the first floor. Each room has a King bed and an ensuite shower room, which may need to be accessed by a small step.
The Northern Lakes offer plenty of activities whatever the weather, from shoreside strolls and boat rides on the lake to short walks in the hills. There’s also the option of assisted onsite watersports, such as rafting, canoeing, or sailing. The sheltered coves and islands, along with an abundance of wildlife, make this a fantastic lake to explore by boat. If you love sailing or just being by the water, this is the trip for you!
Every holiday with Dementia Adventure is unique! Your itinerary may vary depending on the date, and will be released to you in good time before your departure — usually about two to three weeks prior.
If you would like to get an idea of the kinds of activities that may be in store for you, see the example itinerary below. However, please note that this example is just a mock-up based on past years’ schedules, and does not constitute your final itinerary.
|Morning||Sailing on the lake with an experienced instructor||Back out on the lake for canoe rafting||Meeting with animals and birds of prey at the Lakes Wildlife Park||Late breakfast aboard Bassenthwaite Lake Station’s art deco Carriage Cafe|
|Afternoon||Arrival, a café lunch, and a short walk, followed by driving to the accommodation to unpack and settle in||Lunch and hot drinks back at the accommodation, then visit with The Lingholm Estate’s very own herd of tame alpacas||Lunch at the accommodation before exploring some of the local sights||Picnic lunch and then a ride on specially-adapted bicycles through Watchtree Nature Reserve||A final walk around Dubwath Silver Meadows Wetland Nature Reserve|
|Evening||Enjoy a home-cooked evening meal at the accommodation||Enjoy a home-cooked evening meal at the accommodation||An evening meal out at one of the charming local pubs||Enjoy a home-cooked evening meal at the accommodation|
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