: Catbells During Winter

Catbells winter landscape Photograph


Catbells in the English Lake District in the county of cumbria. It has a modest height of 451m (1,481ft) but despite this it is one of the most popular walks in the area. It is situated on the western shore of Derwent Water within a few miles of the busy tourist town of Keswick. Its distinctive shape catches the attention of many visitors to the Lakes who feel compelled to climb to the summit after seeing it from the viewpoint of Friars Crag on the opposite side of Derwent Water. Renowned Lake District writer and walker Alfred Wainwright acknowledges the popularity of Catbells among fellwalkers of all ability by saying:

“It is one of the great favourites, a family fell where grandmothers and infants can climb the heights together, a place beloved. Its popularity is well deserved, its shapely topknott attracts the eye offering a steep but obviously simple scramble.”

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