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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Address: Keswick, England
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Ranked #2 of 23 Activities in Keswick
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Walking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Walking
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A fabulous little walk with relatively little effort that offers great views both over Derwentwater and over the whole of Newlands Valley as well. We did it on a great day, sunny, little wind and pleasantly warm. A slight scramble near the top really shouldn't put anyone off, and after descending to Manesty woods, a leisurely walk back along the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Catbells is by no means the highest, hardest or most spectacular hill in the Lakes but it is still a must for anyone visiting Keswick. For many it is a quick stroll before breakfast for others it is the first hill they climb but for everyone it offers a fantastic vantage point for viewing one of the most beautiful valleys... More 

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Dudley
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great walk with a couple of tricky scrambles,good footwear required.We walked from Keswick,and caught the Launch back,but check the times of launch so you dont wait too long after your walk.

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Ashtead Surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Fantastic walk - close to Keswick, and provides great local views. A must for the new visitor to Keswick.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ok so at 451 metres (Catbells) and 367 metres (Latrigg) these barely qualify as hills let alone mountains but their relative isolation from other fells in the Lake District National Park and the views they offer from their summits make them both worthwhile outings especially if one is stranded without a car in Keswick as I was. Both are walkable... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great views to the east and west, A very short scramble in places but can be avoided to a degree if you are not keen.

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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went from Keswick on the lake launch to Hawes End ...then did the ascent up,to Catbells...fabulous views of Derwentwater and fells...a must for any visit to Keswick...need to keep close eye on the weather as we managed to get down before the next squall of wind and rain descended!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Most people realise that you don't climb Catbells for the solitude. I climbed it several times in my childhood and then never went near it for almost 30 years. Eventually the time was right to climb it once again this time with my 10 year old daughter, my wife and my parents on a beautiful October day. It was a... More 

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london england
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The views are outstanding a must do quite a hard climb but worth it the route down is easier and not so long. Give it a try you will get some lovely photos.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Don't park near the village to the north of Catbells but drive over the cattle grid (it's on the map) and swing right to the small car park a few yards on. Then start the steep climb and wow! what views within 10 minutes over Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Keswick. In late Autumn even the force 7 gale and driving rain... More 

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