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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Address: Keswick, England
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Ranked #2 of 22 Activities in Keswick
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Walking
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Ashtead Surrey
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
42 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While we were staying in the lovely Newlands valley we walked up Catbells twice. First ascending from the High Spy route to the south and the second time ascending from the Keswick side. On both occasions we were graced with perfectly beautiful views out over the surrounding fells and Derwent water. The circular walk incorporating the Newlands Valley, High Spy... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We have walked this many times now and from different starting points, the last time was up from Hawse end and over Cat Bells to Maiden Moor and on to High Spy, great. We have now established a tradition to walk Cat Bells on New Years Day followed by a hot bath and several pints of Snecklifter. Just a few... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The best things in life are free (well apart from the boat trip there and back to the start of the walk from Keswick). Reaching the top of Catbells with my wife and daughter will remain a proud moment for many years to come. This was third time lucky for my 6 year old, having first tried this back when... More

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