Walking: Rosthwaite in Borrowdale really is the ideal base for walking with so many walks available nearby ranging from a leisuely stroll around Derwentwater through to some of the tallest mountains in England including Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Skiddaw, Great End, Catbells, Helvellyn, Haystacks and Blencathra.
Cycling: Kiln How is a great base for both road biking and mountain biking. On the road you will find some superb passes including Honister, Newlands and Whinlatter. Mountain bikers will find purpose built routes availlable at nearby Whinlatter Forest to suit all abilities, plus there are countless bridleways available within a handful of miles of Kiln How.
Lakes: There are a number of lakes easily accessible from Kiln How including Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater. Lake cruises are available on Derwentwater between Borrowdale and Keswick. Boat and canoe hire is also available on nearby Derwentwater.
Attractions: There is a good choice of things to do in and around Keswick including the Theatre by the Lake, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Go Ape! at Whinlatter Forest, Keswick Climbing Wall, Honister Slte Mine, Platty+ boat hire and tuition and Newlands Adventure Centre.