Below you'll find the questions we most get asked about Hope Park and Cafe Hope.
Need Help? Frequently Asked Questions
Are toilets available at the park?
Toilets are available behind Cafe Hope which are free to use for our paying visitors and we ask for a small donation from anyone else who would like to use them.
Is there disabled access?
The park is all on one level with no steps and is suitable for wheelchair users. The cafe and toilets are also accessible to wheelchairs.
Is car parking available?
Lake Road and Lakeside Car Park is the closest car park and directly opposite the park. This car park can be very busy, particularly during the summer months. Other car parks are available in the centre of town and the best value one is at Crosthwaite Road where you can park all day for just £3. This is roughly a 20 minute walk from Hope Park but you also get to walk through the beautiful Fitz Park on the way. Another good value option is the car park at the Rugby Club which is just a 5 minute walk away from us, you can park here all day for just £4. For more information on Car Parks in Keswick see https://www.keswick.org/visitor-information/car-parks
Where is the closest bus stop?
The closest bus stop is at Booths super market. Which is a 5 min walk.
What types of payment are accepted?
We accept cash, debit cards, all major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Can I book golf?
There is no need to book, just turn up. If you would like to make a booking for a large group then please give us a call, 017687 73445
Is the park dog friendly?
We LOVE dogs here at Hope Park. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in all areas of the Park including the games. Dogs are welcome in Cafe Hope too, in fact we have a Dog Menu especially for our doggy visitors! We also sell dog treats and balls.
Is there a children’s play park?
There isn’t a traditional children’s play park in Hope Park, no swings or slides – you can find those in Fitz Park just a 10 minute walk away. But we have lots of activities to keep children of all ages entertained including our remote controlled boats, crazy golf, putting green, petanque, pitch and putt, bird hide and nature trail.
How far is it to the Lake?
It’s roughly a 5 minute walk to Derwentwater from Hope Park. Why not call in at the ice cream kiosk on your way?
Can I walk around the Lake?
Yes! It’s approximately 10 miles around the Lake. It’s a beautiful walk with stunning views all the way! Why not pick up a packed lunch from Cafe Hope on the way or call in at the end for a well earned coffee and cake or a glass of wine or beer! You’ll have earned it.
Where can I catch the launch?
If you walk through the park then turn right out of the gate and walk towards the lake, passing Theatre by the Lake on your left, you will come to the ticket office where you can buy tickets for the launch.