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Catbells Lakeland Walk

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Address: Keswick, England
Activities: Walking

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We went up Catbells as our warm up for Scafell the next day! It was perfect for this but do not underestimate the descent, my knees suffered more on the way down from this than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went up Catbells as our warm up for Scafell the next day! It was perfect for this but do not underestimate the descent, my knees suffered more on the way down from this than they did on Scafell!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As ever a lovely ride across the lake on the early walkers crossing on the launch and then up Catbells in 40 minutes, faster than last time but the children are a year older. Then the beautiful views on the blustery trail over to High Spy. Great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A great walk with varied terrain that has enough challenge to keep you interested but not enough to make you give up! The scrambling was great fun and turned into a bit of a competition between me and the husband. Views are breathtaking but if you can't manage the top of Cat Bells, the lower summit is just as glorious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Catbells is a starter hill-walk in the Lake District. suitable for trying out your legs, taking children - you can always turn round and come down again if it gets too much - it is safe compared to some other hill-climbs and there are many options for extending the walk as far as you want - over Maiden Moor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great walk! Me my girlfriend and my dog (a little poodle) went up today.. Was very cloudy and damp but still had a great time !! The scramble near the top was very fun and wasn't too hard as the little poodle flew up quicker than us !! 👍👍👍

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of my favourite walks. Great for the kids and can easily be extended up High Spy etc. Easily accessed from Grange or the Keswick ferry, make sure you check the times!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a good walk offering stunning views of Keswick and the surrounding areas - suitable for levels of fitness, experience.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We are fit 60 year olds and found this walk fairly manageable. At busy times parking would be very difficult or impossible. Our visit was at a quiet time and we were able to park on the road by Borrowdale Gates near Grange. The walk via Hause Gate was steep in places but no scrambling, and taking time to stop... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Easy to follow path, some parts slightly uphill but it's all part of the fun! Beautiful view and can continue the walk from the crossed paths up to (can't remember the name) car parking free and also spaces along roadside to pull in.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My parents visited Keswick every year and always started their holiday walking Catbells. I`ve done it a few times and although not very fit or young, love it. Watch out for sheep trying to steal your food when you reach the top.

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