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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
+44 1229 587232
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2nd hill climb.

As a novice to hill walking gave this a go as other people had said was for all ages and abilities... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet P
via mobile
Iconic, must-do walk!

First time visitor or seasoned walker Catbells is a great summit to reach. Beautiful views all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tony H
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (134 reviews)
“high spy” (62 reviews)
“hawes end” (91 reviews)
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Keswick, England
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+44 1229 587232
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a novice to hill walking gave this a go as other people had said was for all ages and abilities. It was a lovely walk and I enjoyed the scramble parts as it made it more interesting. I did find some parts difficult but...More

Thank Janet P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First time visitor or seasoned walker Catbells is a great summit to reach. Beautiful views all around, nothing challenging here. A well defined path, very accessible. Great for families with small children.

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Some on here suggesting this walk is suitable for families either climbed a different hill to me or have a family of daredevils. This is also not something I would recommend for anyone starting out climbing hills. The walk starts off well enough but at...More

2  Thank squeakin
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sure, many people can climb Catbells without too much difficulty and the guide books seem to rank this as an easy walk but it isn't! My wife and I do a lot of walking but we still found it much more challenging than expected. It's...More

4  Thank BackinBracknell
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Approx 2miles for a circular walk from the lake to the top and down again. Well worth the effort for the views across Derwent Water to Keswick and across the surrounding countryside. Steep in parts with some loose gravel you do need to be reasonably...More

Thank Smileydeb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great mountain to start off with for newer hikers. It’s reachable from Keswick through walking, bus or by the ferry. It offers stunning views of the Lake District. Once we made it to the top there was another mountain close by that...More

1  Thank Kirstin H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this walk, you can’t beat the views, but it’s not an easy one and not for anyone with vertigo.

1  Thank Linda_Laleston
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful hike with reasonable height and distance. It’s a great way to get acclimated to fell hiking and the surrounding countryside.

Thank Stumpy60
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moderate walking great scenery on many parts, only one lane to cross over. Little scramble not suitable for dogs on that part but many paths leading a easier route.

1  Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uphill (first part anyway) but not too steep. Well marked easy track Magnificent views in every direction from the top. Not to be missed when in Keswick - find the time!

Thank MaryandTerry2014
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sarahnpatg
May 27, 2018|
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Response from BUCHANANA | Reviewed this property |
Of course, it’s a fairly steady amble along pathways as you climb higher, you can decide when to turn around and go back, you get brilliant views quite early on...enjoy
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Ja R
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Gail A | Reviewed this property |
Solo trek midweek would be absolutely fine - take the boat over from Keswick, check the boat times there and back. Lots at places to stay in Keswick (see Keswick tourist sites), not sure about where to stay in Buttermere... More
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Chloe J
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
Park at Hawes End at the bottom of CatBells is footpath sign ,easy to follow
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