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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
+44 1229 587232
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Catbells - a realistic review for the unfit among us

Before I went, I read a few pages of Trip Advisor reviews of Catbells with some scepticism. "Easy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A favourite fell

The walk up Catbells from the shore of Derwentwater is a little classic. No dangers (though, as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scepticalbastar... S
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Keswick, England
+44 1229 587232

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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank FirenzeDreaming
Reviewed 4 days 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.

Thank Scepticalbastar... S
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  Thank Sand_dollar_57
Reviewed 2 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 2 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the ferry from keswick to high brandlehow and walked up from the opposite side than 90% of walkers heading back northwards towards portinscale. The walk was very busy with lots of erosion on several outcrops and plenty of scrambling. Great views from the top...More

Thank Neila-Marple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cat Bells and Maiden Moor is a great family walk. It's not too taxing on the legs and is a perfect opener for a Lakeland walking holiday - and of course the views on a good day are fantastic

Thank Westonsupermackem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride over and the walk up cat bells. The views were amazing. Hiking boots are a must, as a beginner it was a little tough but well worth it.

Thank Ajwhittingtonwright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First get your parking sorted. There are few spaces in the car park at the north end start of the walk. However, lots of people were parked on the roadside around Brandelhow. The path is good and generally easy, although there's a scramble at the...More

Thank Mary M
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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