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Derwent Water,

lake, 3 mi (4.8 km) long and 1 mi (1.6 km) wide, Cumbria, NW England, formed by a widening of the River Derwent. It is surrounded by wooded hills, with the Lodore (c.90 ft/27 m) and Barrow (c.108 ft/33 m) waterfalls at its upper end. Its islands include Lord's Isle, site of the former mansion of the earls of Derwent; Isle of St. Herbert (a 7th-century hermit); and Floating Island, a mass of vegetation, sometimes inundated. The River Derwent flows NW through the Lake DistrictLake District,
region of mountains and lakes, c.30 mi (50 km) in diameter, Cumbria, NW England. It includes the Cumbrian Mts. and part of the Furness peninsula. The district comprises 15 lakes, among them Ullswater, Windermere, Derwentwater, and Bassenthwaite; several beautiful
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 to Solway Firth.
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It's a traditional Victorian building only half a mile from Keswick town centre and a 10-minute walk from the shores of Derwent Water.
This is a great next step for the Derwent Water brand and its customers, giving them access to a wider range of technology and solutions and to one of the largest and experienced in-house service teams in the UK, said Chris Watkins, owner of Derwent.
This is typical of the type of shot you won't find in this book,' reads the caption to Alastair Lee's photograph of Derwent Water, taken 'a matter of minutes from the car'.
In one of the first constructions of its kind Centriforce Products has built a 450 metre boardwalk in conjunction with the National Trust and the Bassenthwaite Reflections Project, (an environmental scheme), from more than 500,000 plastic bottles, to enable walkers in the Lake District to cross a historically slippery stretch of the shore of Derwent Water.
A walker at the summit of Cat Bells fell looking over Derwent Water towards Keswick in the Lake District, the kind of view that yesterday saw the Lakes designated as a World Heritage Site
An easy amble along the quiet side of Derwent Water, leading you through the tranquil parkland at Brandelhow, birthplace of the National Trust in the Lake District.
I had to wild swim in Coniston Water once or twice and I was in Derwent Water three times.
After taking a turn around the forest, as well as venturing out to the nearby Derwent Water for some bracing walks in the hills, it was back to the chic environment of the hotel and on to dinner at the awardwinning restaurant.
For me childhood holidays in Keswick on the edge of Derwent Water mean my heart is forever drawing me back there.
Cumbria Police said the body was found in woodland away from the lakeside path at Brandlehow Park, near Derwent Water, Keswick.
Priced PS1,581 for seven nights starting August 22, the converted watermill is on Applethwaite Gill, just two miles from Derwent Water.