Within the Lake District National Park is the quaint village of Pontinscale. Deriving from the Old English “portcwene” (harlot), the harlot’s hut village is under two miles from Keswick.
The historic Nichol End Marine is located right on the edge of Derwentwater and is a family run business. There are seven lakeside marinas around Derwentwater all offering spectacular views of the surrounding fells.
Nichol End Marine are licensed by the AALA and offer permanent moorings, holiday moorings, a chandlery, rigging service, engine and boat repair workshop.
The various activities offered at the marine include raft building, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing.
The Keswick Launch Company operates cruises on the lake shore of Derwentwater starting from the Keswick boat landings and cruises around the lake stopping at seven lakeshore jetties where you may embark or join the various boats.
Although there are catering facilities at the marine, The Dandelion Cafe (above and within walking distance) stands on an elevated site above Derwentwater and offers the delights of a formal garden and breath-taking views of the scenery.
Nichol End Marine is open 364 days of the year and is a wonderful spot from which to enjoy the Lake District National Park.