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Catbells Lakeland Walk

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Address: Keswick, England
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Easy climb with small amount of scrambling

We picked one of the best days of the year to go up catbells.the views were stunning from the top.One of our party struggled at times due to her fear of heights but managed all... read more

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We picked one of the best days of the year to go up catbells.the views were stunning from the top.One of our party struggled at times due to her fear of heights but managed all the same.It was well worth the boat trip over as car parking is at a premium.Take plenty of water on this trip and some sugary... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great climb well worth the effort for the views.started at the end furthest from keswick by catching the bus. dont catch the boat unless you can afford it. the bus can be caught at either end. theres a cafe at the grange end that sells nice cakes and does a good mug of tea.

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I suppose at 48 I could technically be someone's grandmother and I did actually make it to the top (or the third summit as a previous reviewer so aptly described the false summits) but seriously, grandmothers can climb this? At least, that's what our guidebook told us and so we decided to break ourselves in gently. The kids and my... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't review places that often. But this was a very lovely day. Started with a nice boat ride to get to where we needed to start the hike. Amazing views from the water. The hike itself was challenging enough to feel like you've accomplished something when you get to the top, but easy enough for beginners to come along.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We parked near the carpark (we think) and began our walk. We had read this was an 'easy climb' so we decided to do it on the way to our hotel. I was wearing a long sleeve shirt, skinny jeans, and converse - it was a very hot day (just before the hottest day of the year) and I wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner walked up catbells this week! One word: wow! The walk up is challenging at times, this was my first 'little mountain' and it truly was rewarding! It's not a particularly hard walk up just steep in places, we took a couple of short rests but we did decide to walk up on the hottest day of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went after seeing the peaks on a boat trip on Derwent Water. A slow walk with plenty of pic stops would see you arrive at the peak in about an hour. There are two sections where you need to scrabble bit the rest is a well defined path. Suitable for all ages. Your main problem will be the constant... More 

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Center Point, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm told that the locals do this walk in 2.5 hours as a before breakfast hiking loop. It took us 3.5 including the shortcut of using the lake ferry taxi to Hawes point. There are some parts of the trail that are closed. But, that's only the most difficult direct ascent portion. If you follow the signs or ask other... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun walk, gets a bit scrambly but that's just part of the fun! Not too busy, no power walkers, just a lovely warm up walk!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views over Derwent water. We parked in Keswick and took the ferry across. The walk itself wasn't as clearly signposted as I'd like it to have been, so we ended up on a different path at first (we went left at a gate when we should have continued up the road a bit further) so make sure you have... More 

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