District walks - Portinscale
is where the Derwent river flows out of Derwentwater towards
Bassenthwaite Lake. Recently, it has been leaving the lake
much more rapidly, apparently due to a drop in the bedrock under the
river at that point. Imagine Derwentwater without any
water! Not that that is predicted for the near future, but
maybe something (expensive) will need to be done soon...
south of the village are two marinas, the source of most of the boats
on the lake. The boats are all quite small, for two main reasons:
the lake has a speed restriction, thank goodness, and it's shallow:
sometimes the marinas can get too shallow to use. But you
don't need to go sailing to get a good view...
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