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Catbells from Gutherscale (Route A)
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Photo from the walk - Catbells from Gutherscale (Route A)

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District North Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Time - 3 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

Catbells is one of the most popular Lakeland Fells. However do not let this put you off as this short Lake District walk is one of the best offering a grandstand view of Derwentwater. Also in the panorama is the beautiful Newlands Valley and many other fells that fill the horizon in all directions. The route can be considered to be Lake District walking in a "nutshell". Wainwrights included in this walk are - Catbells. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Walks from the same start

Walk 3525
Catbells from Gutherscale (Route B)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3119
Catbells, Dale Head & Hindscarth - The Newlands Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1155
1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Causey Pike from Stoneycroft, nr. Braithwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km
Walk 1187
1.4 miles / 2.2 km away
Robinson & Hindscarth from Newlands
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1356
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Walla Crag from Great Wood
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 3029
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Derwentwater & Walla Crag from Keswick
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3037
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
High Seat & Bleaberry Fell from Keswick
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2321
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Shores of Derwentwater from Keswick
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1108
1.7 miles / 2.6 km away
Ashness Bridge & Grange Fell from Borrowdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1120
2.0 miles / 3.2 km away
Grisedale Pike & Crag Hill from Braithwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2038
2.0 miles / 3.2 km away
Tower Ridge on Eel Crag returning via Sail & Barrow
Grade - hard
Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km
Walk 1268
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Cat Bells & High Spy from Grange
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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