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Catbells Lakeland Walk

Keswick, England
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Worth the effort.

Recommended by many of our friends. Struck lucky with the parking so this helped settle the mood... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Nice gentle hiking.

This is a beautiful gentle and flat hike around the lake. You can catch a Ferry at 2 or 3 places to... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Recommended by many of our friends. Struck lucky with the parking so this helped settle the mood. Party ranged in age from 12 to 73 so mixed levels of fitness. The ascent was made on well defined paths and steps. We reached just below the...More

Thank 218allanf
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful gentle and flat hike around the lake. You can catch a Ferry at 2 or 3 places to Keswick to shop or dine. The lake offers kayaking, canoeing, rowing and wind surfing if you wish to be on the lake. The...More

Thank jjnemitz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a tough walk/scramble up cat bells, but easy enough path to follow. You'll know you've walked it unless you are a super fit fell runner!

Thank KittyD5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes it has a beautiful view, especially on a sunny day. It is an easy climb for those who do steep walks regularly BUT if climbing 115 flights (per my Fitbit) is not part of your regular fitness plan, prepare to be winded. Lastly, as...More

1  Thank AHuitson1999
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We tried to start the climb from the southern end but could not find the correct path and ended up climbing to high spy before descending to cat bells. The rough steep path could be dangerous and need to be nimble and fit to negotiate...More

Thank DMCMStHelensUK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Catbells offers something for everyone, whether it's a fell walk you are looking for or a fine scenic fell to admire from the flat! As a fell climb it's a great starter. There are steep inclines but plenty of plateaus to catch a breather, or...More

Thank Keeley B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Read the advisories on paths for a round trip. I went out and back on the same trail, and later found out that there is an easier way down.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to work for it, but this is a great family stroll / rock face scramble. Great views, before, during and after! Best approached by boat.

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on the launch to Hawes End, up along the ridge, then dropping down to the lakeside and back along to the launch again. Although Catbells is classed as easy, and I saw families with small children and babies in backpacks, I have to...More

Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A relatively easy (ish) walk for all the family, a little exertion but even my daughter at 6 years old managed and the views back across derwent water are oh so worth it!

Thank jellycherrybean
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5 August 2017|
Response from ellenofthelake | Reviewed this property |
There were a lot of children on the trail. If they've got a lot of energy, you might be ok. I used to make up stories about the location we were hiking when my kids were small to Help them pass the time more enjoyably. It... More
Sam C
26 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