Drive 5, Derwent Water and the north Lake District

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Keswick to Grange
Leave Keswick by the B5289, the Borrowdale road. You follow the shore of Derwent Water to your right and steep wooded slopes to your left. From Falcon Crags you get great views over the lake. At the end of the lake you reach Grange and the start of Borrowdale
Grange to Seatoller
This is the section through Borrowdale, and as the valley widens out you get splendid views of the peaks ahead. At Seatoller the road starts to climb.
Seatoller to Buttermere
There is a steep climb over Honister Pass (1176 feet) on a steep 1 in 4 road. The mountain scenery and views are spectacular, as you descend into Buttermere. There are scree covered slopes up to the road on either side
Buttermere to Crummock Water
Pause to enjoy Buttermere lake, Buttermere village and Crummock Water. This area shows how the lakes are gradually silting up. Over thousands of years silt from the rivers feeding them has made more than one lake.
Crummock Water to Keswick
After Crummock Water, turn off for Lorton, and at Lorton turn right for Keswick. The Whinlatter Pass is not as fierce as some in the lakes but the views are as ever fine. There is a wooded descent with panoramas over Bassenthwaite Lake to Braithwaite Village. Here you pick up the main road back to Keswick
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