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Cat Bells (Catbells)
451m (1480ft)

Walk Cat Bells (Catbells) walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
The view from the summit of
Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photograph by Richard Heeley

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Cat Bells (Catbells) is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL4
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    Cat Bells (Catbells) is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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    You can walk to the top of Cat Bells (Catbells) by using any of these 6 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c399 Cat Bells and Derwent Water from Keswick

    Route Summary: - Keswick, Derwent Water Launch, Nichol End Pier, Hawes End Pier, Newlands Valley, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Hawes End Pier, Derwent Water Launch, Keswick.

    Length: 6km (3¾ miles) | Ascent: 496m (1,628ft) | Allow at least: 3hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c291 Cat Bells and High Spy from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Newlands Valley, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dalehead Tarn, Newlands Valley, Newlands Church, Little Town, Hawes End.

    Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 766m (2,512ft) | Allow at least: 5½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c100 The Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dalehead Tarn, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, High Crags, Scope End, Low Snab Farm, Newlands Church, Little Town, Newlands Valley, Hawes End, Derwent Water.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1,093m (3,585ft) | Allow at least: 7¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dale Head Tarn, Rigghead Quarries, The Allerdale Ramble, Castle Crag, River Derwent, Yewdale Knott, Manesty, Manesty Band, Hawes End, Derwent Water.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1,082m (3,349ft) | Allow at least: 7¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c313 The Newlands Fells from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dale Head Tarn, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth Edge, Hindscarth, Littledale Edge, Robinson, High Snab Bank, Newlands Church, Little Town, Hawes End, Derwent Water.

    Length: 19km (12 miles) | Ascent: 1,266m (4,152ft) | Allow at least: 8½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c459 The Greater Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End

    Route Summary: - Hawes End, Derwent Water, Skelgill Bank, Woodford's Path, Cat Bells (Catbells), Maiden Moor, High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Dalehead Tarn, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, Littledale Edge, Robinson, High Snockrigg, Moss Force, Newlands Hause, Knott Rigg, Ard Crags, Birkrigg, Keskerdale Beck, Newlands Church, Newlands Beck, Little Town, Skelgill Farm, Hawes End Derwent Water.

    Length: 24km (15 miles) | Ascent: 1,648m (5,409ft) | Allow at least: 11hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Cat Bells (Catbells), what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Cat Bells (Catbells)Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Cat Bells (Catbells)

    Liz Sheerin walked up Cat Bells (Catbells) on February 16th, 2013 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Neil

    Andrew Johnson climbed Cat Bells (Catbells) on March 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Catbells car park [with] TeD [weather] Overcast and windy

    Paul Messenger bagged Cat Bells (Catbells) on October 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Jane Mary [weather] Clear Bright Sunny

    David Battersby hiked Cat Bells (Catbells) on January 20th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Hawes end, near to the outdoor centre, then followed the well worn path up and over the summit. Dropped down to the lake just before the start of the acent to Maiden Moor. Then we walked the path that follows the shore of Derwent Water back to where we parked the car. [with] Just me and the boys. [weather] Dry, overcast, no wind.

    Stephen Rowley summited Cat Bells (Catbells) during 2015 [from/via/route] Walkup from a Newland valley hut, along the ridge to Maiden Moor then to High spy and back down [with] Marc - Last proper Walk with Marc C

    Simon Boddy conquered Cat Bells (Catbells) on September 9th, 2007 [from/via/route] Hawsend [with] My girlfriend [weather] Cloudy

    Chris Kent scaled Cat Bells (Catbells) on September 21st, 2018 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Karen [weather] Rain high wind

    Debbie Tomkins walked up Cat Bells (Catbells) on September 12th, 2018 [from/via/route] Hawse End [with] Jools Rumsey & Rubia [weather] Fair & windy - TIDY

    Andrew Joss climbed Cat Bells (Catbells) on August 17th, 2018 [from/via/route] Derwentwater launch [with] Barbara [weather] Windy, wet, cloudy

    Stephen Eddy bagged Cat Bells (Catbells) on July 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Hawes End [with] Mike Woodhouse and Tony Harris [weather] Cloudy

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    More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Cat Bells (Catbells)

    Cat Bells (Catbells)

    1. Cat Bells (Catbells)
    Photo: Arron Fowler (1)

    Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

    2. Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)
    Photo: Adam Reed (1)

    Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

    3. Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)
    Photo: Michael Lee (9)

    Castlerigg Stone Circle with the shoulder of Walla Crag (left), Maiden Moor and Cat Bells (Catbells) in the background

    4. Castlerigg Stone Circle with the shoulder of Walla Crag (left), Maiden Moor and Cat Bells (Catbells) in the background
    Photo: Mark Ingram (2)

    On Skelgill Bank approaching the summit of Cat Bells (Catbells)

    5. On Skelgill Bank approaching the summit of Cat Bells (Catbells)
    Photo: Brian Balfe (21)

    On Cat Bells (Catbells) with Derwent Water in the background

    6. On Cat Bells (Catbells) with Derwent Water in the background
    Photo: Brian Balfe (22)

    Keswick and The Skiddaw Masiff (distance) and Cat Bells (Catbells) (right) from Blea Crags

    7. Keswick and The Skiddaw Masiff (distance) and Cat Bells (Catbells) (right) from Blea Crags
    Photo: Chris Brankin (33)

    Me with friends (Dave, Hannah, Verne, Ali & Pete) on top of Cat Bells (Catbells)

    8. Me with friends (Dave, Hannah, Verne, Ali & Pete) on top of Cat Bells (Catbells)
    Photo: Jane Oxby (1)

    My husband Eric on Catbells

    9. My husband Eric on Catbells
    Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (4)

    Me and my mates on top of Cat Bells (Catbells) with Derwent Water in the background

    10. Me and my mates on top of Cat Bells (Catbells) with Derwent Water in the background
    Photo: Ged Matthews (1)


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