The National Trust Centenary Stone from Keswick

In 1995 to celebrate the founding of the National Trust 100 years earlier, the trust commissioned the artist Peter Randall-Page to produce a sculpture. The result is the Centenary Stone. A large boulder of the Borrowdale Volcanic family was sawn in half with each face then carved into 10 fan shaped segments of 10 folded wiggles. It lies in Calfclose Bay just off Broomhill Point, which is easily visited on a short walk from Keswick.

The walk starts at the Moot Hall in Keswick which is familiar landmark for visitors sitting in the middle of the town centre. At the northern end is the famous clock tower with only an hour hand. The other end houses the Tourist Information Centre. Scattered amongst the expected variety of shops there are many outdoor emporia supplying the needs of the whole spectrum of climbers and walkers.

Leaving the shops quickly behind the route passes under the Borrowdale road to Hope Park, and on to The Theatre by the Lake. Beyond which you come to the shore of Derwent Water and a slipway. Keeping to the promenade above the slipway and jetties of the launches you have fine views across the water. The tarmac ends at a small boathouse, the way becomes firm packed gravel through a sheltered avenue of trees to seating on the end of Friar's Crag. As well as the stunning views in amongst the trees is a memorial to John Ruskin. Continuing round Strandshag Bay, skirting the boggy morass of The Ings, you soon come to Stable Hills. Calfclose Bay is then just an amble across the field.

There are a number of car parks, all pay and display, around Keswick town centre.