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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you need to start your children's love affair with the Lakeland take them up here on a sunny Lakeland day consider a taking the round the lake to and from keswick and finish with an early supper in keswick followed by a trip to the theatre by the lake what could be better?

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Easy walking for the family. Superb views on the way up. Gets busy I'm the school holidays so go early.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Catbells can be reached by ferry from Keswick, or by road from either end. Our hosts recommended it as one of the best walks in the area and it is supposed to be the most popular path in the Lake District. There certainly were lots of walkers when we did it. Don't be fooled by that though- there are some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this is a very popular walk. We took the launch across the lake then followed the signs for Catbells. The first half is all up hill very steep in places and can be quiet demanding but the views are worth the climb. Once over the top it is a pleasant walk back to the launch stop and there is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first visit to the Lake district and my first climb! I had agreed to hike up a hill as long as the climb wasn't too intense and we zeroed in on the Catbells which according to the reviews was supposed to be the easiest of all the walks of the lake district. we took a ferry from... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Quite a steep walk with a bit of scrambling but take your time and the views from the higher levels are more than worth it. I didn't go right to the summit as there seems to be quite a bit of scrambling to get to the top and it was a very warm day. You don't have to descend the... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

OK so I'm the wrong side of 45 and spend my life behind the wheel or sat at a desk - but this was do-able and dare I say even pleasurable. The views are spectacular. We crossed Derwent Water on the ferry to Hawes End and walked round the back of Catbells by the road, via a grassy path to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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