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A short walk to Friar's Crag from the Moot Hall, Keswick

Friar's Crag is a little rocky outcrop just over 1.0km (0.6 miles) from the Moot Hall in the middle of Keswick town centre. It is famed for the views down Derwent Water, to the fells across the water including iconic Catbells and to the Jaws of Borrowdale. So named as it is believed to have been the place that monks used to leave from bound for the friary on St Herbert's Island. The route is wheel-friendly as it is mostly tarmac or firm gravelled pathway.

The walk starts at the Moot Hall in Keswick, which is a familiar landmark for visitors being in the middle of the town centre. At the northern west end is the famous clock tower with only an hour hand. The other 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 at a wide slipway. Keeping to the promenade above the slipway, jetties and launches you have fine views across the water. The tarmac ends at a small boathouse and the way then becomes firm packed gravel through a sheltered avenue of trees to seating on the end of Friar's Crag. Through the trees the view is southwards to the Jaws of Borrowdale - a phrase coined by early visitors and which Wainwright described as the 'loveliest square mile in Lakeland'. As well as the stunning views, in amongst the trees is a memorial to John Ruskin.

For people with limited mobility it is closer and perhaps more convenient to start at the Theatre by the Lake, where there is a large pay and display car park. There are a number of town centre car parks, all pay and display.