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Catbells Lakeland Walk

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Address: Keswick, England
Activities: Walking

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Excellent views from top

There's a rock scramble involved, so I don't agree with Wainwright that it is suitable for young children and grandmas

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There's a rock scramble involved, so I don't agree with Wainwright that it is suitable for young children and grandmas

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We thought we were going to get rained off walking over from Keswick YH but just as we started the shortish but steep climb, the rain stopped and everything improved including the views which get more spectacular the higher you climb. We thought the first 'summit' was the top after a bit of a scramble only to be faced by... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Didn't do the whole walk but we did some of it, with stunningly beautiful views over Derwent water. Amazing. We decided on this walk after consulting the miles without stiles website, which details walks for people who are less able to manage long distances and hills (like me!). Thankfully my friend knows the area well and was able to navigate,... More 

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The perfect Lakeland walk for a young family - challenging in places, spectacular views, feels like a real proper climb! Only downside is the parking on a good day, but the Lake District wasn't built for cars, was it!?

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We decided Catbells would be the perfect introduction to hill walking for our 5yr old daughter. The choices are limited in terms of direction and distance, if you want to complete a round walk then you are talking about 3.5 miles approx, I would recommend driving along Derwent Water and starting at the "end" of the walk most guides will... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

One of the best and most accessible easier ridge walks in the Lakes. Stunning views for only a small effort. Micro Spikes recommended in snow conditions.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After two days of heavy rain the morning of Chritmas Eve dawned fine and dry and so after breakfast I set off the climb Catbells. This I did, the climb was sheltered from the wind but on the tops the wind was quite strong. From Catbells I walked along the ridge to High Spy and then decened tothe Borrowdale valley... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Anybody who does this walk will not be dissapointed, the views on the ascent and when you get to the top are amazing. A little steep to the top but well worth it.

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North West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is normally my go to bit of the fells that I take friends up when they visit. It affords one of the most stunning and accessible views in the Lakes. The walk to the top of Catbells and back down to the road is easily done by someone of little fitness in around 90 minutes including a stop on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A great walk for all ages and sizes. With beautfil panoramic views across the Northern Lakes and on a sunny day is absolutely fantastic!

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