We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Wonderful walk

We first attempted this walk in March but woke up to snow and very high winds so it was postponed... read more

Reviewed today
Preston, United Kingdom
High in the sky

Our accommodation advised a walk up Catbells stating it was a moderate but unmissable walk. We all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin M
Read all 1,445 reviews
All photos (619)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great walk”(137 reviews)
“high spy”(63 reviews)
“hawes end”(100 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Keswick, England
+44 1229 587232
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Keswick
from USD 62.70
More Info
from USD 50.90
More Info
from USD 326.60
More Info
Reviews (1,445)
Filter reviews
1,429 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great walk high spy hawes end maiden moor well worth the effort stunning views easy climb worth the climb dale head views of derwent water family walk lake district take your time sunny day car park rock climbing circular walk
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,429 reviews
Reviewed today

We first attempted this walk in March but woke up to snow and very high winds so it was postponed until our recent visit. We were blessed with wonderful weather so off we went! It is a wonderful walk and the views are breath taking....More

Thank Pilky1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ha! We read about this hike before our trip. The articles made it sound fairly easy, just a 2 tough areas at beginning and end. This 58 year old female and her 66 year old male partner beg to differ. Though I workout about 3...More

1  Thank LCinJC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our accommodation advised a walk up Catbells stating it was a moderate but unmissable walk. We all had suitable footwear for a serious climb and so it proved to be. Amazing views which just got better and better as we climbed to the summit. Our...More

1  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb up from Brandlehow has the best views in my opinion. Stop frequently (like you're not going to!) and just take in the gorgeous views across Derwentwater; plus you can tell your fellow travellers you're not exhausted you're just soaking up the ambience!

1  Thank hellieho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great hiking at Catbells last Monday. Stunning views. Beautiful place. Worth to visit and get tired.

Thank Aleksandra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great introductory walk in Keswick area, with fantastic views over Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite and over Newlands valley. Parking available at bottom, though can be busy or there is a bus service. Easy walk for an afternoon (or evening in summer).

1  Thank stevewS5404FU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the climb! A bit of scrambling up rocks however we saw several young families at the top and a variety of each generation so it is an achievable walk worth a picnic at the top.

Thank Mobile471024
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catbells is a beautiful place with stunning views once you embark on the strenuous climb, but definitely worth the walk. I would recommend it to anyone, we had never done a walk like this before - definitely inexperienced but we took our time and stopped...More

Thank HotChoc123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The catbells loop is a great way to get kids started with lakeland walking. The route is steepish in places but very manageable for kids of all ages. Views of Derwentwater from the top are great on a nice day.

Thank Bufgub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great first time walk but some scrambles to make it seem an adventure. Amazing views from the top.

Thank David F
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 nearby hotels
Swinside Lodge Hotel
223 reviews
1.10 km away
Lodore Falls Hotel
2,438 reviews
2.50 km away
Mary Mount Hotel
651 reviews
2.51 km away
The Borrowdale Hotel
1,169 reviews
2.77 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 156 nearby restaurants
Littletown Farm
60 reviews
1.30 km away
Swinside Inn
265 reviews
1.35 km away
Mizu Pan-Asian Restaurant
57 reviews
2.52 km away
The Chalet Tearooms and Restaurant
710 reviews
3.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 119 nearby attractions
Alpacaly Ever After
268 reviews
1.88 km away
Lodore Falls
109 reviews
2.61 km away
Nichol End Marine
53 reviews
2.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
18 November 2018|
Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
We noticed other people with dogs and yours sounds really fit but pugs do have short legs so I'm not sure he'd cope with the scramble BUT it is a very special walk. Sorry I can't be more definite.
Mary C
17 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
Two options really 1. Use the loos in the car park at Glenridding and hold on 2. Find a sheltered spot, squat and go there Set aside your modesty it really isn’t an issue You’ll be fine 👍🏻
28 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from MarshaPSt_Paul | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, you can choose to go as far as you want. If you arrive there by boat, you can get on the next boat that arrives in about an hour and continue on the boat ride. You can get off at any of the spots and back on again... More