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Catbells Lakeland Walk, Portinscale

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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, Portinscale 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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  • Tried to get to summit in 2019 but wee beaten by the wind, however this time made it all the way to the summit. 
    Tried to get to summit in 2019 but wee beaten by the wind, however this time made it all the way to the summit.  more »
  • We did this with our 12yo and 8yo. Started from the north and descending on the south. The car park at Gutherscale is very small so park along the lay-by leading to Gutherscale Lodge. Do NOT park on.....  more
    We did this with our 12yo and 8yo. Started from the north and descending on the south. The car park at Gutherscale is very small so park along the lay-by leading to Gutherscale Lodge. Do NOT park on.....  more »
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  • Nice circular route with great views. Good walk for most dogs, easy route to follow. We went down to the lakeside, makes the walk a wee bit longer but gives you 2 different types of scenery vistas.
  • We had an amazing hike in Catbells and it was one of the best hikes we did in the Lake district. This hike was a full of spectacular views overlooking the Derwentwater and the range of magical mountains in Lake District. The hike was quite an easy one and we did as a preparation for the Helvellyn hike we are planning to do in next couple of days. We parked the car in Hawes end car park. Make sure not to park your Car along the double yellow lines, no matter how tempting you are, you will definitely get a parking ticket. I saw many Cars got parking tickets just because they wanted to save £5 of the Car park. Make sure to keep only footsteps and take only photos /memories. Thanks Lake District 😊

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