Location & Surrounding

Naddle Valley, Keswick, The Lake District

Dalebottom is situated in the Naddle Valley 2 miles South of Keswick on the A591 Ambleside/Windermere Road.
Surrounding us you will find some of the most famous mountains and fells of the Lake District. We have breathtaking views of Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Blencathra and are perfectly located for guests to explore the beauty of The Lake District. Local activities include walking, cycling, climbing, sailing, open water swimming and golfing to name a few.

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Postcode for SAT NAV: CA12 4TF
Approaching from the East on the A66 some sat nav systems suggest an inappropriate road as the shortest route!
Please make sure to NOT turn off at Threlkeld (B5322 St Johns-in-the-Vale), but continue onto the first exit for Keswick.

Surrounding Area

Blencathra, Skiddaw and Helvellyn

Beautiful views of Blencathra, Skiddaw and Helvellyn can be seen from Dalebottom Farm. All are high level walks and not for the faint hearted.
Access to Helvellyn is usually via the car park, approximately 4 miles South on the A591. Access to Blencathra is usually from the pretty village of Threlkeld, just 3 miles away. Skiddaw can be tackled from the car park close to the top of Latrigg or Accessed from Keswick.

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is dramatically situated with panoramic views of Helvellyn and is accessible by footpath from the site, being just 2 miles from Dalebottom. The best time to visit this mysterious setting is at sunset or sunrise in order to experience the full effect.

St John’s in the Vale Church

This isolated church is located 1.5 miles from the campsite in a low pass between High Rigg on the southern side and Low Rigg to the north accessible by footpath from the site.
The earliest reference to this church dates back to 1554 and is well worth a visit. A warm atmosphere welcomes visitors and is conducive to peace and reflection.


Situated at the bottom of the hill is Keswick. As you walk or drive the 2 miles into the historic market town, from the top of Chestnut Hill there are magnificent views over Derwentwater, with the fells and mountains beyond. Situated in the pedestrianised market square is the local tourist information centre. Located in the iconic Moot Hall building.

Local Links

Interesting places to visit

Whinlatter Visitors Center

Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.



Cyclewise Whinlatter does not just sell bikes and kit. They love showing you how to ride your bike so that every time you get on it, you’re guaranteed a great time.


Derwent Water Marina

An outdoor activity and watersports centre, with self-catering accommodation. Details of sailing, windsurfing and canoeing, mountain activities, team building.


Cumberland Pencil Museum

The Cumberland Pencil Museum is in Keswick, Cumbria, in the north-west of England. It is home to the biggest colouring pencil in the world.


GO Ape

Days out with us are about living life adventurously, having fun with friends and family and exploring the great outdoors. We can be found in 31 of the UK's most spectacular parks and forests, providing unforgettable adventures for all ages!


Keswick Launch on Derwentwater

Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater near to the Lakeland market town of Keswick, the launch company offers Lake District cruises around Derwentwater throughout the year.


Theatre By The Lake

The theatre, hailed by The Independent as "the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain", opened in 1999. It is set a short stroll from Derwentwater on the edge of Keswick, amid the magnificent western fells of the Lake District.


Via Ferrata Honister

The original and best Via Ferrata in the UK! Using the original Miners track up the steep outer incline of Fleetwith Pike, the addition of a continuous cable made climbing this magnificent Lake District Mountain achievable and safe for everyone.