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Derwentwater

Derwentwater

1.81km from Catbells

Derwentwater, at 3 miles long, 1 mile wide, and 72 feet deep, is just a short stroll from Keswick town along well-maintained footpaths. The lake is very much a landscape of moods, varying from the dramatic waves splashing against Friar’s Crag when driven by southerly gales, to the absolute mirror-calm of early mornings. One of the iconic locations where you can spend some time and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Lodore falls

Lodore falls

2.4km from Catbells

Lodore Falls are located behind the Lodore Falls Hotel near the Grange end of Derwentwater. The waterfall, a must for Victorian tourists staying at Keswick, is formed by the beck from Watendlath Tarn cascading over huge boulders for a distance of some 100 feet. Although it is spectacular in the rainy season, it can dry to a trickle in the summer.

Walla Crag

Walla Crag

3.55km from Catbells

Walla Crag is a fabulous viewpoint on the eastern side of Derwent Water, much of the panorama is hidden until having climbed through the trees the ascent of Cat Gill is left behind, and the crag is finally gained. The summit cairn once stood much closer to the edge than it does now having been moved back to the official Ordnance Survey spot height. The summit lies a little way back from the brink, the smooth heather-clad hinterland then dropping to the broad depression of Low Moss. Beyond here t

Castle Crag

Castle Crag

3.99km from Catbells

Castle Crag is a hill in the North Western Fells of the English Lake District. It is the smallest hill included in Alfred Wainwright's influential Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, the only Wainwright below 1,000 feet. This route follows the terrace path above the lovely Borrowdale Valley. A short diversion takes you up to Castle Crag via a short but fairly steep zigzag path of loose slate. The route drops through the Jaws of Borrowdale down to the River Derwent below and follows the river

Derwent Pencil Museum

Derwent Pencil Museum

4.37km from Catbells

Derwent Pencil Museum is the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, manufacturers of Derwent pencil perfection since 1832. It is home to one of the biggest colouring pencils in the world, the idea of technical manager Barbara Murray. It is particularly popular with visitors from the county of Yorkshire, due to the importance of pencil production for the local economy during the 1930s.

Keswick Museum

Keswick Museum

4.57km from Catbells

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the Fitz Park was built at the turn of the century for ‘the inhabitants of Keswick and the visitors thereto. The local history collection stretches back to Roman times and includes such items as the famous 700-year-old cat, a penny-farthing cycle, and a man trap. One of the prime exhibits is a set of musical stones, variously termed the stone dulcimer, the rock harmonica or the geological piano.

Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park

5.92km from Catbells

A beautiful World Heritage site that is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife, and adventure play. Many different walking trails are available for all abilities ranging from gravel roads and surfaced paths to tracks of more difficult terrain to explore. This is a popular visitor’s attraction especially as it is England’s only all forest mountain.

Latrigg

Latrigg

5.96km from Catbells

Latrigg is Keswick's own fell and one for the 'must-do' list for your visit to Keswick. The views from the summit over Keswick town, Derwentwater and the surrounding fells are breath-taking and really help you to orientate yourself. An easy up and down route via Spooney Green Lane from Keswick with a circular route round the summit. The slopes of Latrigg are partially wooded, and logging work is currently being undertaken.

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle

6.03km from Catbells

Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop. It is not just its location that makes this one of the most important British stone circles. Thought to have been constructed about 3000 BC, it is potentially one of the earliest in the country. Taken into guardianship in 1883, it was also one of the first monuments in the country to be recommended for preservation by th

Honister Pass

Honister Pass

6.46km from Catbells

Honister Pass is a mountain pass in the mountainous Lake District in England. It reaches 356 m high, one of the highest in the region, and it is also one of the steepest. The summit of the scenic pass has trailheads that lead to some of the mountains in the region.

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

6.61km from Catbells

Honister Slate mine is at the top of the Honister Pass in Borrowdale in the Lake District. You can watch slate being riven (or split) using processes that have changed little over the past 300 years. Quarrying for Westmorland green slate has been taken place in the area since 1728. Apart from the mining, it is also a popular tourist attraction in the Lake District National Park.

Fleetwith Pike

Fleetwith Pike

6.95km from Catbells

Fleetwith Pike is a fell in the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria which reaches a height of 648 metres. The fell is a well-known feature of the area as it casts an imposing presence over Buttermere and the Honister Pass on the B5289 motor road between Borrowdale and Buttermere. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend a nice time there.

Whinlatter

Whinlatter

7.3km from Catbells

Whinlatter is a small fell in the north west of the English Lake District, just north of the Whinlatter Pass. It is easily climbed from the top of the Whinlatter Pass, through the Forestry Commission plantations. The lower slopes of Whinlatter are clothed in forestry plantation largely of the usual monoculture. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here.

Buttermere

Buttermere

7.32km from Catbells

Buttermere is a lake in the Lake District in North West England. The classic combination of lakes and mountains has made this popular with visitors since the beginning of tourism in the Lake District. The popular lake is regularly voted as one of the country’s favourite views.

Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts

7.38km from Catbells

Rannerdale Knotts is a fell in the Lake District of Cumbria, England. Rising from the Buttermere valley, it is one of the smaller Cumbrian hills and is overlooked by a number of surrounding fells. Rannerdale was once the site of a settlement that shows continuous habitation from stone-age times up to medieval times when it was abandoned. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Thirlmere

Thirlmere

7.72km from Catbells

Thirlmere is a reservoir in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria and the English Lake District. The Helvellyn ridge lies to the east of Thirlmere. To the west of Thirlmere are a number of fells; for instance, Armboth Fell and Raven Crag both of which give views of the lake and of Helvellyn beyond. It occupies the site of a former natural lake: this had a fordable waist so narrow that it was (and is) sometimes regarded as two lakes.

Haystacks

Haystacks

8.36km from Catbells

This modest mountain occupies an important position at the head of the Buttermere valley and is surrounded by a diverse and interesting range of peaks. Its large, undulating summit, containing many hidden recesses, is interesting and contains a number of attractive rock formations and tarns. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Crummock Water

Crummock Water

8.68km from Catbells

Crummock Water is the longest of three lakes in the Buttermere Valley cared for by the National Trust. This long lake is often ignored by visitors in favour of its smaller neighbour, Buttermere, and as such it offers a quieter alternative for a lakeside picnic and paddle if you are willing to walk a short distance.

Skiddaw

Skiddaw

9.36km from Catbells

Skiddaw is a beautiful and visually perfect mountain, which is a simple combination of steep smooth flanks and deep shadowy gills; its slopes are covered with a patchwork of bracken, grass, heather, and scree which from hour to hour are in a constant state of flux displaying an infinite variety of hues and tints. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Great Gable

Great Gable

10.08km from Catbells

Great Gable is one of the most distinctive fells in the Lake District, clearly visible and easily identified from all over the National Park. One of the unique locations for walkers, scramblers, and climbers alike. It provides a challenging alternative to the walk to the summit, completing a circuit of the fell’s precipitous slopes using trails that used to be the domain solely of hardened climbers.

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Catbells

Catbells

Catbells, Keswick CA12 5UG, UK

Cat Bells is a fell in the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria. It has a modest height of 451 m but despite this, it is one of the most popular fells in the area. Its distinctive shape catches the attention of many visitors to the Lakes who feel compelled to climb to the summit after seeing it from the viewpoint of Friars' Crag on the opposite side of Derwentwater.