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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
+44 1229 587232
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Great walk and views

good walk about 4 hours round trip from Keswickflat from Keswick to bottom of Catbells quite steep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kevin d
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Best View of Keswick

Any fell walker staying in Keswick just has to climb Catbells. It is not particularly high but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petert K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

good walk about 4 hours round trip from Keswickflat from Keswick to bottom of Catbells quite steep at start of Catbells but levels off later about 45 mins from bottom of Catbell to top you get great views of Keswick and Derwent water from top

1  Thank kevin d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any fell walker staying in Keswick just has to climb Catbells. It is not particularly high but the views of Keswick from the summit are so worth the effort. Some sections of the ascent are a little steep and a bit of a scramble but...More

Thank Petert K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely lakeside walk, with a climb involved. Great on cold winter days and in sunshine. A favourite of ours.

1  Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a gentle, family-friendly climb (with a little bit of rock scrambling, but easy enough to get children up). Beautiful views across Derwentwater, on up to High Spy, and across the Newlands valley and to Causey Pike

Thank megansmith2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I went, I read a few pages of Trip Advisor reviews of Catbells with some scepticism. "Easy" they say. "Anyone can do it" they insisted. "Good beginners' walk with a bit of 'easy' scrambling". "Fine for the reasonably fit." Well I am not reasonably...More

4  Thank FirenzeDreaming
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk up Catbells from the shore of Derwentwater is a little classic. No dangers (though, as always on hills, walk carefully) and great views. Ideal for families. Take a map.

1  Thank Scepticalbastar... S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do wonder when I read these reviews whether I did the same walk!! In the Lake District for my 60th birthday, always wanted to have an attempt at walking up what to me seems a huge mountain, so on the morning although rain was...More

2  Thank Sand_dollar_57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday in Keswick I walked up cat bells with my family including a 7 year old and 14 year old. Nice straight forward yomp with a little bit of very light scrambling in places which is fun for the kids. Gat views over...More

Thank Kraufdinner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most popular fells to ascend, being so accessible; saying that, it's always worth the walk as it's a lovely spot. Catbells is a fell, approximately 1500ft high and about 1300 ft above the lake. The path up it is a...More

Thank 71mgg
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Walking in Cumbria over the weekend, and we walked up Cat Bells on Monday. Weather great, saw a photo of this a while ago, and it made me want to do it. So pleased I did, and my friends loved it too.

Thank Jackie J
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5 August 2017|
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Response from TravelingSequimers | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the 3.5 year old to be honest. You will probably need to carry him or her for a lot of it. If you're ok with that, then go for it. I did a lot with my kids in Colorado many years ago. They were better on... More
Sam C
25 July 2017|
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Response from Jim T | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 3 hours. Another nice trek with a lovely view of the lake on the Keswick side that is not too strenuous is Latrigg. You can drive up to a car park and then take a short trek to Latrigg. If you want more of a... More
Nicola D
23 January 2017|
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Response from gjlzy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I've only just replied I've been busy. The actual walk up Cat Bells took roughly two hours. That's with a 10 & 7 yo. We took a boat from derwent water and a another back, so the whole trip was a good mornings... More