For many visitors to Keswick it is the ascent of CatBells which is the “must do” item during their stay.
Cat Bells is not a high mountain by Lakeland standards – at just over 1200 feet. Perhaps it is something to do with the way it dominates one side of the lake. It is by no means an easy climb – the erosion of the path and the significant scrambles up the rocky path make it a place to take care – especially with children in your party or if the rock is wet and slippery. Cat Bells should not be underestimated! It is most often climbed from Hause End – you can get the launch across the lake.
If you should think to come down from the summit towards Hause End – this is particularly awkward.. . . Easier ways down from the summit are into the Newlands valley or down into Grange.By Jan on December 2nd, 2016