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

Popular walk with good views of Derwent Water


Route outline for walk c405:

Hawes End  -  Derwent Water  -  Skelgill Bank  -  Woodford's Path  -  Cat Bells (Catbells)  -  Maiden Moor  -  Narrow 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.




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is High Spy at 653m (2143ft). High Spy is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (141st highest in England, 243rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 113). High Spy is also known as an English Nuttall (189th highest in England, 326th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of High Spy (North Top) at 634m (2081ft). High Spy (North Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (209th highest in England, 359th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Maiden Moor at 575m (1887ft). Maiden Moor is classified as an Wainwright (No. 138).

Along the way you will also bag:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Allerdale Ramble, an 87km (54 miles) linear footpath connecting Seathwaite in Cumbria, with Grune Point in Cumbria, England. The Allerdale Ramble is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Allerdale Ramble.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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

In no particular order . . .

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) from near Barrow Bay on the Eastern shore of Derwent Water

Cat Bells (Catbells) from near Barrow Bay on the Eastern shore of Derwent Water

Photo: Alan Gent (2)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water and Borrowdale with Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and Castle Crag on the right from the northern end of the lake

Derwent Water and Borrowdale with Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and Castle Crag on the right from the northern end of the lake

Photo: Chris Brankin (45)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

High Spy from Dale Head Tarn

Photo: Mike Knipe (42)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - My husband Eric on Catbells

My husband Eric on Catbells

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (4)

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

Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (3)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - A pair of Scots Pines amongst the old quarry workings on the side of Castle Crag

A pair of Scots Pines amongst the old quarry workings on the side of Castle Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (117)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - High Spy (North Top) and Maiden Moor from High Spy

High Spy (North Top) and Maiden Moor from High Spy

Photo: Ivor Bennett (3)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from the lower slopes of Castle Crag

Derwent Water from the lower slopes of Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (7)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Great view from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Great view from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Paul Parker (1)

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

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Me with friends (Dave, Hannah, Verne, Ali & Pete) on top of Cat Bells (Catbells)

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

Photo: Jane Oxby (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Steve Truwick (4)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water with Walla Crag beyond from Hawes End Pier

Derwent Water with Walla Crag beyond from Hawes End Pier

Photo: David Mann (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Plaque at the bottom of Castle Crag

Plaque at the bottom of Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (2)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Me and my mates on top of Cat Bells (Catbells) with Derwent Water in the background

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

Photo: Ged Matthews (1)

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

Shepherds Crag from Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (6)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Slate stones on Castle Crag

Slate stones on Castle Crag

Photo: Philip Butler (11)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Snow on Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) (left) and Casuey Pike (centre) and Grisedale Pike (right)

Snow on Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) (left) and Casuey Pike (centre) and Grisedale Pike (right)

Photo: Chris Haselden (27)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Bassenthwaite from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Bassenthwaite from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Tony Higgs (2)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Maiden Moor

Photo: Steve Brunt (3)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The River Derwent, Borrowdale

The River Derwent, Borrowdale

Photo: Dave Phillips (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy

Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (7)

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

Derwent Water

Photo: Glenn Philpott (5)

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

Looking South from High Spy

Photo: Rob Barklamb (33)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: William Ringwood (15)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells)

Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Arron Fowler (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Me at the top of Cat Bells (Catbells)

Me at the top of Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Amanda Floyd (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Skiddaw from Derwent Water

Skiddaw from Derwent Water

Photo: Duncan Grant (1)

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

Derwentwater from Cat Bells

Photo: Brian Balfe (16)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Kesick with Skiddaw beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Kesick with Skiddaw beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Justine Dixon (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Skiddaw, Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Skiddaw, Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Wayne Hill (90)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Darryl Larvin (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water and Bleaberry Fell from Maiden Moor

Derwent Water and Bleaberry Fell from Maiden Moor

Photo: Peter Swan (15)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Me and Jack on Cat Bells (Catbells)

Me and Jack on Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Dean Bowen (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The Newlands Valley from (half-way up) Cat Bells (Catbells)

The Newlands Valley from (half-way up) Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Justine Dixon (2)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

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

Photo: Michael Lee (9)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and 
Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Photo: Peter Swan (14)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Ullock Pike, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Little Man (Skiddaw) from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Brian Balfe (20)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - On Cat Bells (Catbells) with Derwent Water in the background

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

Photo: Brian Balfe (22)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

The large beacon on the summit of High Spy

Photo: Christine Shepherd (526)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The Skiddaw massif along with Walla Crag (to the right) from the southern end of Derwent Water

The Skiddaw massif along with Walla Crag (to the right) from the southern end of Derwent Water

Photo: Chris Brankin (44)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The Derwent Water Launch cruising Derwent Water from Brandlehow Bay

The Derwent Water Launch cruising Derwent Water from Brandlehow Bay

Photo: Brian Balfe (10)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Borrowdale from Maiden Moor

Borrowdale from Maiden Moor

Photo: Peter Swan (16)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Crag Hill Wandope and Grasmoor from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Crag Hill Wandope and Grasmoor from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: David Hayter (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells) The Newlands Horseshoe

Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells) The Newlands Horseshoe

Photo: Ivor Bennett (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water, Skiddaw and Blencathra from below Maiden Moor

Derwent Water, Skiddaw and Blencathra from below Maiden Moor

Photo: Rob Barklamb (32)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Bassenthwaite Lake (far left), Skiddaw (left), Blencathra (or Saddleback) (right), Keswick and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Bassenthwaite Lake (far left), Skiddaw (left), Blencathra (or Saddleback) (right), Keswick and Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Michael Lee (10)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Wonderful view over Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells) and the walk across the top of the fell

Wonderful view over Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells) and the walk across the top of the fell

Photo: Paul Parker (2)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - My daughter on top of Cat Bells (Catbells) with her daddy!

My daughter on top of Cat Bells (Catbells) with her daddy!

Photo: Kira Thorpe (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Adam Reed (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) and Skiddaw from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) and Skiddaw from Maiden Moor

Photo: David Hayter (3)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Causey Pike (left), Bassenthwaite Lake, Newlands, Swinside, Cat Bells (Catbells) (centre), Derwent Water, Skiddaw , Blencathra and Walla Crag (far right) from Maiden Moor

Causey Pike (left), Bassenthwaite Lake, Newlands, Swinside, Cat Bells (Catbells) (centre), Derwent Water, Skiddaw , Blencathra and Walla Crag (far right) from Maiden Moor

Photo: Steve Truwick (3)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Castle Crag from the Derwent Water launch

Castle Crag from the Derwent Water launch

Photo: Brian Balfe (18)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Castle Crag in the 'Jaws' of Borrowdale taken from the north end of Derwent Water

Castle Crag in the 'Jaws' of Borrowdale taken from the north end of Derwent Water

Photo: Chris Brankin (43)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - On Skelgill Bank approaching the summit of Cat Bells (Catbells)

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

Photo: Brian Balfe (21)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) from the Derwent Water Ferry

Cat Bells (Catbells) from the Derwent Water Ferry

Photo: Ian Shaw (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The River Derwent below Castle Crag

The River Derwent below Castle Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (116)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Yew Dale Tarn nr Coniston

Yew Dale Tarn nr Coniston

Photo: George White (23)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) beyond

Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) beyond

Photo: Glynn Trueman (30)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) from Maiden Moor The Newlands Horseshoe with Keswick and Skiddaw beyond

Cat Bells (Catbells) from Maiden Moor The Newlands Horseshoe with Keswick and Skiddaw beyond

Photo: Ivor Bennett (2)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) from Maiden Moor

Photo: Dave Roberts (6)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) (foreground) with Derwent Water, Keswick and Skiddaw (centre left) and Blencathra (right) from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) (foreground) with Derwent Water, Keswick and Skiddaw (centre left) and Blencathra (right) from Maiden Moor

Photo: Charles Murray (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from Brandlehow Bay

Derwent Water from Brandlehow Bay

Photo: Brian Balfe (9)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Plaque on Castle Crag summit

Plaque on Castle Crag summit

Photo: Dave Phillips (4)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) from Skelgill Bank

Cat Bells (Catbells) from Skelgill Bank

Photo: William Ringwood (14)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells) with Latrigg (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (right) beyond

Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells) with Latrigg (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (right) beyond

Photo: Dave Roberts (5)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) (foreground) with Skiddaw and Blencathra (distance left) and Derwent Water from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) (foreground) with Skiddaw and Blencathra (distance left) and Derwent Water from Maiden Moor

Photo: Rob Barklamb (31)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

Photo: Wayne Hill (91)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Cat Bells (Catbells) and Skiddaw from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells (Catbells) and Skiddaw from Maiden Moor

Photo: David Hayter (2)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Castle Crag from the Cumbria Way above Seatoller

Castle Crag from the Cumbria Way above Seatoller

Photo: David Swales (15)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Skiddaw and Keswick from Skelgill Bank on the way to Cat Bells (Catbells)

Skiddaw and Keswick from Skelgill Bank on the way to Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Wayne Hill (89)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Castle Crag

Photo: Dave Phillips (5)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Skiddaw from The River Derwent

Skiddaw from The River Derwent

Photo: Duncan Grant (4)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Sofia and Lara on their way up Cat Bells with Causey Pike in the background

Sofia and Lara on their way up Cat Bells with Causey Pike in the background

Photo: Mark Ingram (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - *Derwent Water with Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell and High Seat beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

*Derwent Water with Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell and High Seat beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Lesley Line (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Derwent Water from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Jim Burkhill (1)

Walk c405 Cat Bells, High Spy and Castle Crag from Hawes End - The Newlands Valley from the summit of Cat Bells (Catbells)

The Newlands Valley from the summit of Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Richard Heeley (6)


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