Aug 2022 - Catbells from Keswick

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By Graywoodhouse on 08/10/23 at 3:43pm

Hills walked:
Skelgill Bank (Birkett and Synge)
Cat Bells (Wainwright, Birkett, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Date started:16/08/2022
Distance:13.6 km or 8.5 miles
Ascent:578m or 1896ft
Descent:578m or 1896ft
Start OSGB:NY261240
Time taken:4:24

Wanting to avoid the parking issues we took on the long slog up Catbells from our rented house in Keswick. It's a long but pleasant trek through Portinscale and various parks and woods before hitting the slopes of Catbells.

Neither of the girls are any good with scrambling and unfortunately had to turn back at the first scrambly bit which was a real shame. Me, the boy and the dog pushed on to the top through the mist and drizzle before dropping down the eastern side of the fell and taking the same route back to Keswick.

At 9 miles it's a bit of a slog but nice to avoid any parking challenges if staying in Keswick.

Sparky and a misty Derwent Water


Lovely view from the top!

By TallPaul on 09/10/23 at 9:23pm

Classic walk, although the weather wasn't kind to you. And I'm impressed that the hound did nine miles with such short legs.

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