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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
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Not too hard a walk

I have done Catbells in all sorts of weather. Lovely under clear blue skies, but still a pleasure... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter G
Challenging but well worth the climb

My husband and I were supposed to be resting in Keswick after hiking across England along Hadrian's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have done Catbells in all sorts of weather. Lovely under clear blue skies, but still a pleasure at other times. Catbells is a fairly easy walk for those not used to doing the harder climbs.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I were supposed to be resting in Keswick after hiking across England along Hadrian's Wall, but we couldn't resist a short climb up Catbells and we're so glad we did. The uphill route we took (from the special morning launch on DerwentWater...More

2  Thank RIRedRobin
Reviewed 5 days ago

nice short walk you can tack onto your main days trek. Great views of Derwent water. Quite a scary exposed steep ascent to the summit. Supposed to be for kids but I was nervous.

1  Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Catbells is located on the West side of Derwentwater and a very popular walk for visitors of all ages. We were luck to have a day of brilliant blue skies for our walk and once at the top we sat and enjoyed the views. We...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a glorious sunny day and that made all the difference. The views were astounding. The hike took an hour and half; there and back again with rests and photos.

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk with some use of the arms (!) and fantastic views. Some steep zig-zagging on the way down but it is laid out in stone steps.

Thank copilot_amy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice walk up catbells the views are amazing but on this day it was really hot and windy definitely be going back up . a nice walk back in to Keswick for a ice cold beer and nibbles at the pack...More

Thank lovefoods77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set the alarm for silly o'clock to beat the rush on Catbells! Carried on over Maiden Moor and High Spy, had our lunch and made our way down to Rosthwaite via the old quarry. smashing day. Caught the bus back to Hause End, £2.60 pp,...More

1  Thank Rolfies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say this was a good hike up this fell catbells I enjoyed it and had the greatest view once I reached the top well worth it would recommend

Thank kirsteenfyfe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to stay at the Skiddaw Hotel twice a year and our children from very early age came on the Catbells walk with us. They got quite used to the reply of "....it's just over this next hill" to the "how much further is...More

1  Thank jackf284
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Sam C
26 July 2017|
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
tim f
23 November 2016|
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Response from johnsanders77 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - the only reason it loses one star is the amount of people there - being one of the most popular walks in the Lake district has the downside of having to stop and let a lot of people passed - this of course is not really... More