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July 2019 Newsletter

Enjoy A Summer Get Away In Keswick, The Lake District

It's hard to believe that it is already July and summer is well and truly here.  It has certainly warmed up over the last few weeks and the forecast for the Derwentwater Regatta this coming weekend looks good.

With the school holidays looming, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Keswick for your summer break.  Whether you want to self-cater, stay in a B&B, camp or give glamping a try we have something to suit your needs on our website,  We can also help you plan what to do when you are here - take a look at the What To Do Pages for some inspiration.

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Make Memories This Summer When You Visit Keswick The Lake District

There is nothing better than being out in the glorious Lake District and sharing the experience with friends and family.  Steve Beattie and his family visited Keswick last year and he made this fantastic video which really captures how wonderful it is to just get out and enjoy spending time together in this beautiful location.

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The larger booking websites, more often than not, charge businesses a commission, often as much as 15%.  So by booking via (we don't charge any commission) 100% of what you pay is going back into the local economy.

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Keswick to Threlkeld Path

We are delighted to let you know that the work to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Line path has begun. A detailed construction programme is currently being prepared up to autumn 2020. 

It is inevitable that sections of the route will be closed during works over the next 15 months.  Please observe on-site notices, safety barriers and look out for updates about access on the website

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Friends of Keswick

The Friends of Keswick Loyalty card scheme will be returning again this year.  It will be launching on Saturday 13th July and running throughout the summer holidays.

We are currently in the process of updating the details of all of the businesses taking part.  Pick up your Loyalty Card at Keswick TIC and return it fully completed for your Friends of Keswick badge and to be entered into the Prize Draw.

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Keswick For Kids

There is never a shortage of things to do with the kids in Keswick and to make your life that bit easier we have included lots of ideas on our website.

Take a look at our Family Friendly Fun page which includes our favourite free things to do.  If you want to plan some walks but you're not sure what is suitable for little legs, we have put together a Family Walks page that also includes some great ideas to keep the kids motivated along the way.  There is also the Keswick Kids Recommend page which features some of the favourite things that local children like to do.

Plus don't forget to check out our What's On In Keswick events feed for up to date information about individual events throughout the summer.

When you next visit Keswick, be sure to call into Keswick Museum to see their latest exhibition all about the wonderful Derwentwater and the people who use it.

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The Drama Of The Lakes

The summer season at Theatre by the Lake is well underway and once again they have some truly outstanding productions to entertain their audiences.

There are currently two captivating productions running in the Studio; The Children and My Mother Said I Never Should.  They will be joined in August by Guards at the Taj.  

The Lady Killers and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice are running in the main house and they will be joined by Dear Uncle in August.  Both excellent productions, as you would expect from the team at Theatre by the Lake, but The Rise and Fall of Little Voice has to be the stand out show for us so far this season. 

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Lake Of The Month - Thirlmere

There are spectacular views when dropping down from Dunmail Raise.Helvellyn on the right creates the narrow valley of Thirlmere, occupied by its large reservoir. 

Over a hundred years ago two small lakes and a small hamlet were drowned by the building of a large dam at the northern end of the valley.

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Walk of the Month - High Rigg

Although named High Rigg the fell stands at a modest 357m and is only high in comparison to the nearby Low Rigg.

An undulating ridge walk, there are fine views of the Helvellyn and Skiddaw ranges and into the valleys of Thirlmere and St John's in the Vale with a return route back through the valley.

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