For the exceptional views from your table, this is the best place to 'eat out'.
All you have to do is bring your own food - bring a hamper, picnic, or even fish and chips from town - and enjoy your lunch or evening meal on the picnic tables. Overlooking the lake, there aren't many (if any) restaurants with a better view; and less costly too!
There are a number of takeaway food outlets in Keswick to suit most people's tastes and budgets, or simply pick something up from the supermarket. Be sure though to choose a clear, dry day - you don't want it to rain in the middle of dinner.
Derwent Water is a beautiful and peaceful place to walk along the shore, with amazing views across the lake. Read about my favourite spot to have a cup of coffee and another of my best picnic-ing places!
I’m the National Trust ranger for Borrowdale and Newlands in the North Lakes, UK. I volunteered for the Trust when I came on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme aged 13. I started by building a new fence on Friars Crag to tackle an erosion problem and making paths more accessible for people with limited mobility. I enjoyed it so much that I continued to volunteer until I left school and was lucky enough to get a job with the National Trust. After working for the Trust for 29 years, I still love the job.