Catbells Lakeland Walk, Keswick

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Hike the rolling green lakeside hills of Catbells Lakeland Walk. This 6.5 km (4 mi) walk snakes through the Lake District National Park, providing dramatic views of the Lakeland Fell and the Derwentwater lakeshores. Walk from the nearby Keswick town center or catch a boat across the lake to the start of the trail. The hike can be steep in some parts, so if you're feeling tired, opt to take a bus back to the town center. With our world travel planner, Keswick attractions like Catbells Lakeland Walk can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Fun climb with walk from Keswick through nice area of secluded woodland. Climb up is relatively short, some steeper scrambling areas which can slow walkers down a little bit. This is good fun for walk...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We walked Cat Bells yesterday with a 10 year old and 7 year old in tow. We sadly forgot a bag of sweets as a bribe for the youngest - but were saved by a friendly family who offered us a lifeline to k...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 path...  more »

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Cottages and B&Bs are scattered over the valley, and many offer views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. The town center's Victorian edifices often hide guestrooms that overlook the charming streets. Consider a B&B or inn with views of the hills close to the town center and enjoy the best of both worlds.
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