Walk it: Cat Bells

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About a 45 minute drive up from Millbrook Caravan Park lies Cat Bells in the North Lakes, Keswick. Surprisingly for the picturesque views of Derwent Water, it’s a very moderate walk being mostly flat with a slight incline. This makes the path easy for the whole family to get involved without it being too overbearing for the little ones, or too strenuous for the inexperienced hiker.

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There’s plenty to see along the way like farmland, repeat wave patterns of hills in the distance and of course the beautiful lake. For a more rocky and steep pathway you can follow the option of the more challenging route to give yourself even more satisfaction once you reach the peak.

Once at the top the view is magnificent but also full of life as Cat Bells is one of the most popular walks in Keswick. You can see couples tucking into their picnics and the friendly sheep of Cat Bells that are scattered across the hills. Watch out they don’t steal your lunch! Spending a Sunday afternoon looking over the beautiful reflection of the hills in the clear crisp waters of Derwent Water sounds just like the weekend wind down everyone needs before the Monday morning stress again. Professional hikers agree- there is no view more rewarding than Cat Bells.

Reward yourself with a nice cold pint in Keswick town afterwards. Cheers!

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