Portinscale is a Town in Lake
District of Cumbria, on the west side
of Derwent Water, 2 miles west of
Portinscale is popular for its two
Water Sports Centre's, Boat Trips,
Biking, scenic Walking Routes, and
Hiking the extremely popular 1,480ft
Catbells hills, one of the
most popular Hikes in the Lake
Area Attractions Click on Map.
The image top is of Derwent Water Marina
in Portinscale for a wide range of Water
Sports, Tuition and Hire.
The second image is of the Chalet Cafe &
Restaurant in the centre of
The high white building straight ahead is
the Derwent Water
Hotel with Gardens that run down to the
Lake, ideal for Holidays, or visits for
Drinks and Meals.
The Farmers Arms
in Portinscale is popular for Drinks, Beer
Garden and lunch time Meals.
House or Derwent Bank, with the Dandelion
Cafe is about half of a mile south of
Portinscale centre, also offers guest
This House was built in 1785 as Finkle
Street House. It has scenic Gardens and a
Lawn that runs down to the Lake with a small
The image below is from Derwent Water
House pier looking south to Nichol End
Marine, about 300 yards south.
Nicol End is where the Tour Boats drop off
and pick up, with a scenic Path between Nicol
End and Derwent Water House. Nicol End is
also the stop for Hikers heading for
Catbells. There are other stops around the
lake you can get picked up at, on the south
side of Catbells, and at the south end on the
Marine has a Cafe and offer all tyPes of
Boat Hire and Tuition.
The bottom image is of the 1,480ft Cat
Bells / Catbells hill/mountain, looking north
to Portinscale and Keswick over to the
This is one of the top Hikes in the Lake
District, also an area with many scenic Walks
around the Lake. Cat Bells Photo