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Catbells Lakeland Walk

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Address: Keswick, England
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The view is worth it

We have walked up Catbells many times, we go up from the back through Portinscale, it is a more gentle climb, we come down the front and continue around the lake. There are some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marian F
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Darlington, England, United Kingdom

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have walked up Catbells many times, we go up from the back through Portinscale, it is a more gentle climb, we come down the front and continue around the lake. There are some nice places for a bite to eat on the was Nichol End Marina and Mary Mount Hotel being the most pleasant

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For many of us, Catbells is the reason we come back to The Lakes, year upon year. As you drop down into Keswick on the road from Ambleside, the Lake comes into view and there is Catbells, "dear Catbells" as Wainwright lovingly called her. She has everything. A good steady upwards walk, a little scramble at the end and the... More 

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1 Thank Tony J
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

such a lovely walk in the hills carry on to maiden moor spent the day on the hills perfect . com e of the mountain and onto derwentwater lake then on to keswi5

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favourite Lakeland walks on a good clear day after you have climbed the very steep path to the top. You will know it was worth it. Spectacular viewing all around. Well worth the pain.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd been up a few different Wainwrights over the past couple of years (not this one) but for the three people I took along it was their first time for walking/hiking. For me It was a nice walk with amazing views on a clear day, for the others it was a little more challenging but not too challenging which was... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked half circuit... was not sure if our 6 year son would be able to take the full loop. Its just fabulous... u must go for this hike.

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2 Thank Runawayblues
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We climbed Catbells on gloomy rainy day, at some parts the views were obscured by fog/rain cloud. However what we could see was spectacular. The whole hike was a good length, you can definitely fit in more than just this climb in a day which is helpful for those on a short holiday to the Lake District. The climb on... More 

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2 Thank Junyi Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the climb to the top. It was a lovely sunny day so that helped. My husband is in his sixties and he managed the climb so have a go!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a varied and beautiful hike that is worth doing. There is some rock scrambling and two moderate peaks to climb but well worth it. Whole hike takes two to three hours and affords amazing views of lake.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic Lakeland fell, sadly ruined by Mr Wainwright - although Im sure its wasn't deliberate. Sadly tourists visit the Lakes and having overspent in the abundant outdoor shops feel obliged to climb one mountain - Cat Bells being under 2000ft but with views to die for has become the fell of choice for non walking walkers. Ive climbed it many... More 

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