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Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Historically within Cumberland, it lies just to the west of Keswick and to the east of the Grisedale Pike ridge, in the Borough of Allerdale. It forms part of the civil parish of Above Derwent.The eastern end of the Whinlatter Pass road is in the village. The A66 road bypasses Braithwaite, but does not enter the village.Braithwaite is situated around Coledale Beck, a brook which joins Newlands Beck shortly after passing through the village. Newlands Beck (coming from the Newlands Valley) then flows north towards Bassenthwaite Lake.Braithwaite has a Village Shop by the Low Bridge, several pubs, including the Coledale Inn, the Royal Oak and the Middle Ruddings Hotel. Braithwaite is easily accessible due to its close proximity to the A66. It has a campsite with a caravan park, B + Bs, pubs and guest houses. It has a wide range of sports including sailing, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, hang-gliding, parasailing, orienteering, bird watching (For ospreys in the nearby lakes), photography and virtually any other outdoor pursuit all within four miles of the village.
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Popular things to do in Braithwaite

Whinlatter Forest Park ©
Whinlatter Forest Park
Duration: 2 hours
Central Fells ©
Hiking Trail
Central Fells
Duration: 2 hours
Braithwaite General Store
Gift & Specialty Shop
Braithwaite General Store
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Braithwaite

Derwentwater ©
Water Body
Derwentwater Keswick
Duration: 2 hours
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Catbells Lakeland Walk Keswick
Duration: 2 hours
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle Keswick
Duration: 2 hours
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery Bassenthwaite
Duration: 2h 30 min

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