Keswick Adventures Blog

News and information about our activities and the local area

Keswick Adventures Blog

News and information about our activities and the local area

5 Reasons to Have Your Stag Do in the Lake District


You’re organising a stag do and have to pick the location and the activities. Where’s the best place to go for a stag party in the UK and what activities can you get up to?

Here’s why we think Keswick in the Lake District should be your top choice!

Don’t forget to check out our outdoor activities for a memorable day or weekend!

1. Amazing scenery

Group on Derwentwater in the Lake District

It’s no secret that the Lake District has incredible scenery, so if you want to add something a little bit special to your stag weekend, why not head somewhere with amazing views? Keswick is a town with spectacular panoramas of mountains including Blencathra, Skiddaw and Catbells. It also sits on the gorgeous lake of Derwentwater, so you can be sure that you’re getting a taste of the best Lake District scenery.

2. Outdoor activities

Stag group jumping off a waterfall in the Lake District

Keswick is known as the Adventure Capital of the Lake District thanks to its access to the mountains, lakes, and rivers. With all this natural scenery to explore, it’s no wonder that there are plenty of exhilarating outdoor activities to sample, too. Fancy a bit of ghyll scrambling or canyoning down a hidden river? Or why not compete in groups and with a spot of raft building? Then there’s canoeingcampingkayakingpaddle boarding… the list goes on!

Check out all of our available outdoor activities and plan your stag do adventure now!

3. Pubs and restaurants galore

Your stag group will no doubt want to have a few good meals and several pints during your stay. While Keswick doesn’t offer the wildest night out, there are plenty of pubs serving delicious local ales that are perfect for a refreshing mid-afternoon break or an evening with your mates. There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from, all within walking distance of one another, serving anything from pizza to fish & chips to Thai food.

4. Accommodation

Camping Barn near Keswick

With Keswick being so popular, you won’t be surprised that there’s plenty of accommodation on offer. Either right in the centre of town, or on the outskirts, there’s something to suit every taste. Whether you’ve got a small group or a large gathering, are looking for top-end luxury or just the basics, you’re bound to find the perfect accommodation.

Take a look at our own camping barn, or stay at Babbling Brook Guest House. Maybe you want to go all-out in your adventure and sleep under canvas with our canoe and camping expeditions instead?

5. Transport

However you’re travelling to and around the Lake District, there are good transport links to be found. The M6 is just half an hour away from Keswick at Penrith, or get a train to Carlisle or Working before taking the bus to Keswick. While you’re here, there are plenty of good bus links from Keswick to other popular Lake District locations such as Windermere, Ambleside, and Ullswater. So, even hungover, you’ll have ways of getting out and about!

So whether you’re planning a wild adrenaline-fuelled stag do, or a gentler stag party with a small group of close mates, then Keswick in the Lake District has loads to offer.

Take a look at all of our outdoor activities around Keswick and get in touch to see how we can help plan your perfect stag day or weekend. From accommodation to activities, or even a pint up a mountain, we can help.


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