Thu 25 Apr

Making the great outdoors more accessible

Theatre by the Lake and Keswick Lions are working with Outdoor Mobility to make this happen in 2024

Those with limited mobility can now more easily explore the lake that is right on our doorstep, with the robustly designed mobility scooter, the Tramper.

The Tramper has been supported and made possible by TBTL and the Keswick Lions, and can be picked up from outside our Lakeside Café Restaurant. From here explore the eastern shoreline of Derwentwater, take in the beautiful views over the lake and along the Borrowdale Valley.​

Phil from Outdoor Mobility has said this about this great initiative “The Tramper is proving extremely popular which is fantastic! There have been 19 bookings in the past 30 days which is currently our most popular site. It’s bringing a lot of joy to lots of people so a big thank you to the Theatre by the Lake and the Keswick Lions for their support. The wonderful guided walks, with a National Trust Ranger, will hopefully bring the Tramper to the attention of even more people.”

Andy Cannon, President of the Keswick Lions, said this “It is with great pride that Keswick Lions have been involved with and financially supported the development of this amazing facility. Trampers will help many more people to enjoy the breath-taking views we have in the lake District and will increase involvement in outdoor activities with family and friends. This is a wonderful example of partnership working with the National Trust and The Theatre by the Lake to improve the lives of others who have additional challenges in accessing the countryside. Keswick Lions aim to continue their involvement with the Trampers and thank everyone involved in the organisation and management of this amazing initiative.”


Theatre by the Lake is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the National Trust to Make the Outdoors More Accessible with a New Tramper and guided accessible walks along Derwentwater! Spokesperson for the National Trust, Roy Henderson, Borrowdale Area Ranger for the National Trust added “It’s great working in partnership with The Theatre By The Lake and Keswick Lions to share with people our accessible paths. This is a brilliant opportunity and ties in well with our founding principles to look after places of historical interest and natural beauty for everyone, for ever”. More details on dates of free NT guided ranger walks in the Fells for All event below, keep scrolling down.

You’ll need to pre-book if you’d like to use it; head to the Outdoor Mobility website below for more information and to book your slot.

Outdoor Mobility website here

Location: Lakeside Café Restaurant, Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5DJ

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Parking: There are 14 designated disabled parking spaces located at the side of the Theatre on the council run Lakeside Car Park. Currently Blue Badge holders can park in any bay free of charge for three hours.

Please note the car park can get very busy, particularly during the daytime in school holidays.

Contact Theatre by the Lake for more information, including contact details, opening hours and facilities:

017687 74411 or