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Address: Braithwaite, Keswick, England
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Beautiful, but treat with respect

This is indeed a very beautiful area. If setting out to walk, especially in places like Great Gable, do ensure that you are properly equiped and are competent with map and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is indeed a very beautiful area. If setting out to walk, especially in places like Great Gable, do ensure that you are properly equiped and are competent with map and compass. The temperature on the tops can be much lower than at the valley floors and poor visibility can set in very quickly. Last Tuesday I was walking in... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were amazingly lucky with the weather at Easter 2015. Walks included Barrow, Watendlath, Castle Crag, Catbells, Maiden Moor, Green Gable and Great Gable. Also low level walks around Derwentwater, Grange, Rosthwaite and Buttermere. What a wonderful part of the world. Pack plenty of snacks and water, wear good boots and take wet weather gear. Good maps essential. Tell someone... More 

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Manchester
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Central Fells were categorised by the ubiquitous Wainwright as the area between Keswick and Langdale, east of Borrowdale/Langstrath and west of Thirlmere/Dunmail Raise. (So not really Braithwaite, despite the address above). There are no big 3,000 footers amongst these fells (High Raise at 2,500 feet being the high point) but they are superb accessible hills crammed with some classic... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The whole area around Keswick and Derwentwater is delightful. The weather may be variable, but you must go prepared. The scenery is stunning and changes mood so frequently, Start off with a climb to Latrigg to get an overall view. Go out of season when there are less crowds.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I suppose it depends what you count as Central Fells, but some of my favourite walks when based in Cockermouth are (1) park at Lanthwaite Green and go up Whiteside, then along the ridge to Hopegill Head and on to Grisedale Pike. From there I either come back over Grasmoor, drop down into Gasgale Gill, or just reverse course the... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Full of interest, infinitely attractive - you can come back time and again and still not experience everything, and FREE!

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Gibraltar
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8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful scenery. I think the best in the lakes. Easy accessibility. Stunning lakes. The boat ride on Derwent good and not overpriced. .getting off ad on when you want a bonus. Old or falls hotel for a cup if tea. Rather overpriced but a lovely seetin

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have walked in this area a few times and as we become more familiar the more we like these fells. There are lots of paths so it is easy to find a walk of the length and style that suits your time and ability. The views are amazing from the top of the Coledale Horseshoe ---many other high fell... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
45 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The title is a quote from 17th century poet George Herbert's poem 'The Windows' used in a totally different context but so totally applicable to the Central Fells of the Lake District. Our visit was enhanced by magnificent weather but, if you want to forget the cares of the world, head for the hills and lose yourself in the grandeur... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
48 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There are so many great walks in the Lake District. As this attraction is shown as being at Braithwaite I'll mention the routes we did whilst staying at the Coledeale Inn. First was a short drive down to Buttermere, parking at Gatesgarth. Up Fleetwith Pike then down and on to Green Gable and Great Gable. Drop down into Ennerdale, past... More 

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