Braithwaite village is two miles north east of Keswick and is located at the foot of Whinlatter Pass, enjoying good views of the nearby Bassenthwaite Lake and a selection of the Lakeland fells.
Braithwaite acts as a gateway to the north western chain of the Lakeland fells, said by the world famous walker and author Wainwright to be the finest part of Lakeland.
About 2 miles outside the village up the Coledale valley you will find Force Crag mine recently restored by the National Trust. Here you can see the buildings and the machinery of the last working metal mine in the Lake District.
The village is a popular tourist destination and has a good selection of accommodation including B&B’s, farmhouses, camping and caravanning. Braithwaite has good facilities for a village of it’s size including two shops, two pubs, two restaurants and a bistro.