Map sheet number OL4 in the OS Explorer map series, The English Lakes: North-western area, is the ideal map for exploring the north-west area of the Lake District. This area is home to many natural and man made attractions from oval hills shaped by glaciers to stunning views over majestic lakes. This map includes Crummock Water, Ennerdale Water, Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, Pillar, Haystacks, Green Gable, Great Gable, Catbells, the Cumbrian Way, Braithwaite, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite, Maryport, Cockermouth, Keswick, and Buttermere.
Follow the Allerdale Ramble, the Cumbrian Coastal Way or the Cumbrian Way, stopping off to take in a collection of spectacular sites and beautiful scenery, all carefully marked and easy to find on the map. Take a trip to the open air theatre in the grounds of Mirehouse, on the edge of beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake – a spot that inspired both Tennyson and Wordsworth.
Admire the views of Derwent Water from atop Catbells fells if you’re more energetically inclined. And if you’re looking for a challenge, standing at 3,054 ft above sea level, Skiddaw provides an easy in-road to mountain climbing, for occasional walkers looking to push their boundaries.