Derwent Water is a place of considerable scenic value. It is surrounded by Fells, and many of the slopes facing Derwent Water are extensively wooded. A regular passenger launch operates on the lake, taking passengers between various landing stages. There are four lakeside marinas, one at Keswick, two in nearby Portinscale and one on the southern shore of the lake near the Lodore Falls Hotel, from which boats may be hired. Recreational walking and Mountain Biking is a major tourist activity in the area and an extensive network of footpaths and trails exists within the hills and woods surrounding the lake.