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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
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Staying in portinscale we decided to climb catbells, what a wonderful day we had Sun was shining... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul F
Spectacular Lakeland walk

Once you find a spot to park your car, about 2 miles South of Portinscale, (go early!) the path is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staying in portinscale we decided to climb catbells, what a wonderful day we had Sun was shining with fantastic views.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Once you find a spot to park your car, about 2 miles South of Portinscale, (go early!) the path is well defined. There's a substantial climb, but in relatively easy stages, and the views keep improving as you climb. There's a bit of scrambling towards...More

1  Thank DavidHobart_Tasmania
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We (partner, dog and I) took a boat from Keswick to Hawes End, for the walk up to the summit. The guide book we had (Rough Guides) says it's family friendly, but to me I'd say that's optimistic! It's steep and technical in parts and...More

1  Thank Graydon W
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want a local walk which you can do in a few hours then try catbells then get the boat back to Keswick stop then get a pastie from the traditional pastie shop in town

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Catbells is an interesting walk with a bit of a scramble near the top . Lovely views from the top but be prepared it's a very popular route so expect to share the summit with numerous walkers

Thank bowie39
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have walked this hill many times over the years and it never fails to disappoint. It's good location means you are rewarded with excellent views with only a modest climb.There is an excellent circular walk possible with the lower walk or even through the...More

Thank jamr621
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are relatively fit you will be able to climb to the top of this fell. Don't think it's a walk in the park though. There is a small section when a bit of scrambling over rocks is required. Nothing too strenuous or dangerous...More

Thank Marj H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife found this a bit taxing and shouldn't be walked alone unless you're used to this terrain. Having said that she was delighted that she'd joined the walking party and loved the views. But taking 1 bottle of water between 9 was a mistake...you...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think I'd been walking in the Lakes for more than 10 years taking on all the high level summits (Skiddaw, Hellvelyn, etc) before I bothered to climb Catbells - even when climbing Dale Head along the Newlands valley I started from Littletown so never...More

Thank jcm99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk; not too high, but stunning views. Perfect for children and people who are not experienced walkers.

Thank Philsalisbury47
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5 August 2017|
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Response from TravelingSequimers | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the 3.5 year old to be honest. You will probably need to carry him or her for a lot of it. If you're ok with that, then go for it. I did a lot with my kids in Colorado many years ago. They were better on... More
Sam C
26 July 2017|
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Response from Jim T | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 3 hours. Another nice trek with a lovely view of the lake on the Keswick side that is not too strenuous is Latrigg. You can drive up to a car park and then take a short trek to Latrigg. If you want more of a... More
Nicola D
23 January 2017|
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Response from gjlzy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I've only just replied I've been busy. The actual walk up Cat Bells took roughly two hours. That's with a 10 & 7 yo. We took a boat from derwent water and a another back, so the whole trip was a good mornings... More