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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Keswick
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Walking
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Cinderford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you ask the route we walked the opposite way around car bells. Ask when you get off the boat the correct route

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Wirral, Cheshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We left the boat to climb up Cat bells. Tough, steep, strenuous walk, but well worth the beautiful views over Derwent Water.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just had a weekend here in Keswick for the first time. I haven't been to the Lake District before and found this to be a good taster for the next adventure here. Cat bells is well maintained and the path is easy to follow, I haven't got much experience in rambling over mountains and found this a great place to... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Catbells and its surroundings offer the walker and landscape-gawper the richest pickings for least effort IN - THE -WORLD, bar none. From absolutely any angle, close or distant, whatever time of day or night, Catbells has everything - beautiful lines, easy walking, hard walking, height, thrills, scrambling, climbing, history, nature - EVERYTHING!

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HUDDERSFIELD
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful views all the way up, a challange but much gentler than some fells. Nice to approach by ferry to Hawes End.

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Don't be put off by the reputation of this one as a difficult walk; it alternates between quite steep and rocky terrain and smoother, flatter ground and progress is quite rapid once you get going!

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manchester uk
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It a bit going up but once your up the views are lovely even when its raining. Its a mile up, it takes about an hour to get to the top.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We walked all the way from Keswick, up Cat Bells and around Derwentwater, back to Keswick. It took 5 hours but was absolutely fantastic. I can't recommend it more highly.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The anti-clockwise route can be difficult for those who have mobility problems. Take the clockwise route to the top and then return the same way .

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wonderful walk but surprised that at the top it was a bit of a scramble around rocks so a little bit daunting. Worth it for the views.

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