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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Keswick
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Walking
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Cornwall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Rather crowded at the top and a tricky descent on the northern side. But a good hard climb in spite of Wainwright saying it is for grannies and children!

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England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

First time up Catbells, the walk is a steep climb for a mile up stone steps with some climbing at the top. You need to use hand holds in places to pull up. At the first false summit by the memorial we went left where there is a path, rather than climbing up the middle - an easier route. We... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If like me you are slightly disabled this is a doable walk. It is very pretty and doesn't suffer from the insufferable fell walkers of little patience.

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Ex-Tyke-Baz
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Catbells is often touted as "fun for all the family" ... it is, provided that the family is fit, able-bodied, and properly equipped for the climb. The paths are becoming "polished", probably due to the huge number of visitors now being spurred on by peripatetic TV presenters adopting a very casual approach to what is a fairly tricky climb in... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike, typical Lakeland weather with sunny spells, views were outstanding despite the odd wet flurry. Thoroughly enjoyable walk, did our own thing there, didn't use a Wainwright, just ambled, rambled and enjoyed immensely.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The weather was fantastic for walking, we climbed Catbells, a challenging walk suitable for families, before continuing on to Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dale head Tarn, Dale Head (Newlands) and Hindscarth, a lovely horse shoe walk.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Catbells is a very good walk but it is quite steep in parts but well worth the effort because there are great view from the top all around the Derwent Water and Newlands Valley to get to start of the walk you can get the ferry from Keswick to Hawse End or walk from Keswick to Portinscale all in all... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was one of the first walks we did as a family and it was well worth it. The views all the way up for superb but when you get to the top they are breathtaking. There are a few hairy moments when a little climbing is in order and a little scramble towards the top but nothing too bad.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We thorougly enjoyed our walk up Catbells- arriving by boat we made the scramble upwards (which was a little tough at times!) at a leisurely pace. We were rewarded by stunning views along the whole route. Even the little bit of misty rain at the end of our walk added to the lovely afternoon. Dust off your boots and get... More

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stamford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

First climb in Lake District ....but getting a little out of puff on the way up was well worth the view!!

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