Lake District walks - Portinscale


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...

Just 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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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 09/10/2003