Lowland Lakeland - Keswick and Cat Bells (Sunday)

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 02

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While this isn't a full-on mountain walk it does include steep ascents/descents and 590m of total ascent but we will take our time as needed! Approx 15km (9.5 miles).

Part two of an occasional series of the more interesting and scenic Lakeland walks without going up massive mountains, this walk takes in Cat Bells, a surprisingly interesting little mountain (if you'd call it that) with spectacular views across Derwentwater and Keswick.

This walk would be particularly good if you've never done any hillwalking but fancy giving it a go but perhaps find a full-on mountain walk a bit much.  You're also welcome if you'd run up Scafell Pike before breakfast and just fancy something a bit easier for once! :) (Or anything in between).

The highlight of this walk is Cat Bells itself, which despite technically not being a mountain at just 451m above sea level very much has the feel of one, with a steep ascent, a few non-exposed rocky/slightly scrambly bits near the top (don't worry, I can assist you across those if you get stuck, they're more fun than anything!) and views you'd think you'd only get if you went up a lot higher.  You'll also be able to enjoy great views on the way back towards Keswick.  Just calling it a "hill" (which it technically is) doesn't really do it any justice - and it is a Wainwright!

We will take our time on the ascent so don't be worried about being left behind, and the bit back to Keswick once we're away from Cat Bells itself is pretty much flat.

For those who wish we'll finish with a drink or a coffee in Keswick.


Weather conditions

We may need to change the walk or postpone it in the event of very severe weather.  I will let you know as soon as I can if this looks likely.

Don't waste that space!

Please only book if you know you can make it. If your plans change please free up the space for someone else.

Is it dog friendly? 

Dogs are welcome but please note and abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h).  Parts of this walk are quite steep/awkward so be sure your dog is OK with that. Please also remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.

New Members

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View from Cat Bells
Approach to Cat Bells with hill in distance
View from Cat Bells ascent
Cat Bells ascent
Cat Bells descent
Cat Bells scrambly bit
View from Cat Bells
Approach to Cat Bells with hill in distance
View from Cat Bells ascent
Cat Bells ascent
Cat Bells descent
Cat Bells scrambly bit