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Catbells Lakeland Walk

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Address: Keswick, England
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Magnificent view for minimum effort

One of the most rewarding walks for beginners. We have taken grandchildren aged 4 and6 an they managed well. If the approach is made from Little town you have the added interest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cumbria, United Kingdom

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most rewarding walks for beginners. We have taken grandchildren aged 4 and6 an they managed well. If the approach is made from Little town you have the added interest of looking for Mrs Tiggiewinkle. Beatrix Potters book is set here.It is possible to catch the boat across Derwentwater to Keswick below Catbells and spend some time there.... More 

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My 18 year old son and I walked from Manesty up the heights of Catbells. We were lucky with the weather as it was sunny ; so a fantastic panoramic view from the top, well worth the ache on my legs! Once at the top there is a fun scramble down some rocky parts but what was good to see,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent walk, steep to start, then great views from the top of the lake as you go along the ridge. Parking on the opposite side of the lake, and you can walk back down a different way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Parked at Skelgill car park, although many people were walking in from town. To find car park, take A66 from Keswick towards Cockermouth. Turn left towards Portinscale, drive through towards Grange and you'll see a sign to Skelgill on a bend just after footpath to Hawkeshead Outdoor. Turn right. The path starts straight up hill at entrance to car park.... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful places . Situated very cool.Beautiful landscapes .Rest relax fun.I recommend to all .I will return there for sure :) :) :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have climbed Catbells and it was just as amazing as the first! On this occasion we came with our 9 year old daughter who has a love for hill & fell climbing. She was truly amazed by the 360 degree views which are truly breathtaking. It is by no means an 'easy' climb and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the CatBells and its surrounds is like enjoying the Lake District in miniature. Easy access and parking areas with stopping off places for coffee and snacks. Choices of low level or higher peak walking, views to die for and an easy drop down to Derwent Water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to experience a non too difficult walk with extensive views right along Derwent Water across to Borrowdale Valley. Plenty of access points to this walk and you can make it part of a circular hike around the lake for your return to Keswick ! Allow 2 - 4 hours.

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good starter hill for prospective walkers in the Lake District. Other higher summits can be found to the south. Choose a good day for the views and a return to Keswick is possible by boat, but check the sailing times.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brilliant walk for the beginner. t is strenuous with a little scrambling but on a good day fantastic views of Derwentwater. Once you have ticked this one off you are ready for the higher peaks,

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