Catbells & Derwentwater Lakeshore Distance - Approx 3.5 miles/5.7 kms Time - 3 hours plus stops Difficulty - Moderate.
more, Recommended experiences in and around Keswick, The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood. We parked at Portinscale and walked from there for 2/3 hours there and back. 1.Follow the path up to the road away from the lake shore. Now follow the lakeshore path through the wooded shore line, passing High Brandelhow Landing stage and then Low Brandelhow, eventually returning to the start point at Hawse End.
Hawes Gate on the northern side and took the footpath down towards the lake, then walked the path back to Hawes End. A short steep section on ascent with some minor scrambling. Once at the summit you follow over the top and then left at the cross paths down the 'steps' back towards the lake and follow it back to hawes end. Got the first direct ferry from Keswick to Hawes End at 9:45 nice 10/15 minute crossing think it was around £8 return. Skelgill Bank and Catbells Catbells and Maiden Moor across Derwent Water This walk takes you to the top of the following hills: Catbells; and includes 1 Wainwright and 1 Birkett.
You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk. We really enjoyed the walk and the views but it has to be said that the average person wouldn’t find the climb easy nor the parking situation, and I found the reviews on here very misleading as did most of the people who chatted to us on their way down.
Add to this to the West the views of Newlands Valley and the Western Fells making this walk unrivalled in spectacular views. Take a well deserved rest and obligatory photo stop at the top before descending south to the saddle of Hawes Gate.3. Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks. Well recommended. Have you found this walking route useful and would like to make a donation? Although most walkers will be drawn to the summit and the ridgeline, a very pleasant walk can be had by following the lower terraces. From the moment you step on the fell you can start to enjoy sensational panoramic views over Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale. The mountain straddles the side of Derwent Water, and those who reach its summit are rewarded with views of the lake and the town of Keswick.
Once you are at the top I recommend doing a circular walk rather than up and down the same route. This walk follows the eastern terrace towards Grange and offers stunning views of Derwent Water, Keswick and the fells beyond. The name originates from the wildcats which roamed this area up until the early 19th Century. I'm unfit and the climb is pretty steep in parts, but just go at your own pace. The path levels for a short while and then climbs again to the summit of Cat Bells. Choosing your Accommodation - Types & Ratings, Festivals, Sporting Events, Clubs & Local Groups, Getting Around Keswick and Bus Timetables. Then the north to south well defined footpath.
Really good underfoot. From the cattle grid walk up the road 50 metres. Hotels near The Lake District Wildlife Park, Points of Interest & Landmarks in Keswick.