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Surprise View

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Stunning is the right word

We came across this on our first ever visit to Keswick area, 25 years ago, and have been coming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lilacwheaty
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
surprise view all can enjoy!

This is easily found if you are on the road south of Keswick following the Derwentwater lake. It... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
lynny5
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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this on our first ever visit to Keswick area, 25 years ago, and have been coming back every few years ever since. We never tire of the long reaching views across Derwent Water from here (and lots of other vantage points around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This is easily found if you are on the road south of Keswick following the Derwentwater lake. It takes you first to Ashness bridge (yes you can drive over this -its tight) where you can park there or continue on road right up to Surprise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank lynny5
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

With a 4 year old and a 2 year old we opted to use our car to visit various spots and this was most definitely the most beautiful. The Autumn rain and low cloud painted a beautiful backdrop to the mountains and water. For those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Philip W
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Not only a beautiful and quiet walk, but a phenomenal view of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite in the distance. Pay and display parking. Can access by car or foot.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank TimothyG88
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We visited Surprise View in October, so it wasn't too overcrowded - which I can image is an issue in peak season. Parking was £4 for 2 hours, a recurring theme in the Lakes if you aren't a National Trust member. You can walk up/down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SamAndNicola
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We drove around the area stopping at different points and the view here was stunning, it's a shame it was very cloudy and as it was late in the day the light was fading but we are still glad we saw the view as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MinnieM1928
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The title says it all! One of the best views I have encountered in a long while. The drive or walk up is for confident drivers / walkers, but you will be rewarded by breathtaking views.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Laura G
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Surprise View is yet another stunning viewpoint. Situated quite close to Ashness Bridge, it is easy to take in both attractions on the same outing. There is parking nearby, as is necessary for this extremely popular spot. Access to the viewpoint on foot is straightforward,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed September 24, 2018

If your legs can take the steep incline up to the surprise view then you will not be disappointed, however most people who were there same time as me and my wife just drove up, car park near by. If you are up for it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Experience797278
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Absolutely worth it - we drove up which is easy enough with a National Trust car park available. We weren't there that long, but it was so worth it - thoroughly recommend a visit! Stunning views of Borrowdale and Derwentwater - the sun sparkling off...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Charlotte P
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