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Best local hill walk near to Keswick

Can be tackled from various starting points. Has arguably the best views looking up and down... read more

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12bella
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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Lovely walk with some scrambles

The walk up Catbells is relatively easy, but there are some scramble sections. The view of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
301lisa33
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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All reviews great walk high spy hawes end maiden moor well worth the effort stunning views easy climb worth the climb dale head views of derwent water family walk lake district enjoyable walk take your time rock climbing sunny day car park
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Reviewed yesterday

Can be tackled from various starting points. Has arguably the best views looking up and down Derwent water from a height. Watching the Ferry boat making its way in and out of the ports of call around the lake is theraputic whilst having a picnic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The walk up Catbells is relatively easy, but there are some scramble sections. The view of the lake and Keswick from the top is absolutely classic and, even on a poor day, a very pleasant sight. The day we ascended there were several families with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on Catbells after reading some reviews on where to walk with young children. Our 5 and 7 year old whine on the 5 minute walk to school so I wasn't holding out for much hope but I bribed them with the promise of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really sure how to review a walk on a fell. It’s generally thought of as an easy walk but it’s uphill all the way to the top and is on a fell so the ‘easy’ bit is relative. It’ll take a few hours but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank stproc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great gentle fell walk with some amazing views from the top. I combined it with a full lap of Derwent water which took about 5 hours total from Keswick centre.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank MarcW801
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the news are exquisite and it is not a hard walk to do, although it is not a hard walk it has amazing surroundings with great views overlooking the lake

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank J-GEM26
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family walk for all ages, easy scramble, views from the top are great, nice place to watch the sunrise and sunset.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

60 years ago this was a smooth grassy mountain. Now it's eroded down to bedrock and when you do get to the top you either have to face the rocky bits back downhill or continue and descend the steep rocky staircase of a made path....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cumbrianomad
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

If you take the walk head on it requires quite a bit of steep walking and occasional scrambles. However it's only for around 15 mins then at the top the views are as lovely as people state. Continues on for a couple of miles then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ste236
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Not great for parking so maybe walk in. I found it quite challenging but enjoyable. There are two scrambles but well worth the stunning views when you reach the top

Date of experience: November 2018
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Johvava
November 18, 2018|
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Response from ShropshireChez_43 | Reviewed this property |
Well I’d probably say you’d struggle up the rocks with a dog as you have to try and climb up at the end. Up to you though I’m sure people do it with pets but not easy to get to the top. Beautiful scenery worth the climb.
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Mary C
August 16, 2018|
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Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
Two options really 1. Use the loos in the car park at Glenridding and hold on 2. Find a sheltered spot, squat and go there Set aside your modesty it really isn’t an issue You’ll be fine 👍🏻
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sarahnpatg
May 27, 2018|
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Response from MarshaPSt_Paul | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, you can choose to go as far as you want. If you arrive there by boat, you can get on the next boat that arrives in about an hour and continue on the boat ride. You can get off at any of the spots and back on again... More
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