Kettlewell is a nice little picnic spot, just off the B5289 Borrowdale Road on the south east shores of Derwentwater. The grid reference is 267195 on OS map OL4. Or try postcode CA12 5UN in your SatNav.
The National Trust car park has approximately 20 spaces, and is free for members to park. For non-members, it costs £2 for 2 hours, £6 for 4 hours and £7.50 for an all day ticket. It’s worth knowing that an all day ticket is transferable to any Borrowdale and Buttermere Valley National Trust car park. It means you can stop here for a picnic on your way, without incurring any extra charge.
Buttermere National Trust car parks
Lanthwaite Wood CA13 0RT
Buttermere CA13 9UZ
Honister Pass CA12 5XN
Borrowdale National Trust car parks
Great Wood CA12 5UP
Ashness Bridge CA12 5UN
Surprise View CA12 5UU
Watendlath CA12 5UW
Kettlewell CA12 5UN
Bowder Stone CA12 5XA
Rosthwaite CA12 5XB
Seatoller CA12 5XN
There’s a small pebble beach and glorious views out over the lake and fells. It makes a nice little stop off for lunch if you’re in the Borrowdale area. It’s also perfect for launching a kayak, or going for a paddle or even a swim.
There are no toilet facilities here, or cafe, so come prepared.