All aboard the Keswick Launch! If you’re looking for a day trip that ticks all the Lake District boxes – mountains, scenery, walking trails, and of course lakes – look no further because Derwentwater has it all. The Keswick Launch Company charters traditional wooden boats around the lake for the best views of this dazzling beauty. See the highlights in one day with our hop on, hop off guide:
Call us biased but here at the Pheasant Inn, we believe the Western Lake District to be the most naturally beautiful part of our National Park. We have our pick of every Lake District draw card - staggering mountains, rugged coastline, rolling green valleys and of course, the lakes, tarns and reservoirs that give the area its famous name. Why not take a tour of our rippling waters on your next stay at the Pheasant – you’ll find a great range of walks and activities around the Western Lakes.
The Lake District never looks more lush than springtime when the buds begin to bloom and the mountains, forests and grasslands glow vibrant green in the sunshine. This is the perfect time to explore beautiful public gardens near The Pheasant Inn. Here are our local favourites - a take a picnic and a book and lose yourself in a peaceful spot among the flowers:
Here at the Pheasant Inn we're lucky to be surrounded by natural habitats for all types of wildlife… especially native and migrating birds. The nearby lakes, forests, mountains and pastures offer a diverse safari of the feathered kind! So whether you're an avid birdwatcher with all the kit or a beginner keen to spot birds on scenic walks, spread your wings to some of our favourite bird watching sites in the area:
The peaceful and pretty market town of Cockermouth is just a short drive from The Pheasant Inn, and it's packed with activities for our guests. Cockermouth's slight west location means it can be overlooked by tourists but don't let this fascinating place pass you by! Here are just some of the fun facts we love about our local town: