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Britains favourite walks, Cat Bells

Britains favourite walks, Cat Bells

Max and Paddy, dogs on Cat Bells

Cat Bells is no4…

According to the Great British public, Cat Bells in the Lake District has been voted number four in a poll of 100 amazing walks.

The program ‘Britain’s favourite walks’ featured the best places to walk across the country, with routes voted on by the public. It was first broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 30th January at 7.30pm – if you missed it, you can still watch Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba on ITV Player while the program is still available.

Cat Bells is a moderate difficulty walk from the Lake District town of Keswick, with breathtaking views across both Derwent Water and the Newlands Valley from the top . Great for families and dogs, it’s no wonder that Cat Bells is Britain’s fourth favourite of all time!

If you have watched it already, or saw them on ‘The One show’ recently, you’ll know that our good buddies Max and Paddy gave us all a tour of their favourite walk – Cat Bells, bounding around, and impressing us with their ‘flapometers’! They sent us a few great backstage shots to share with you – If you want to see more you can head over to their FACEBOOK PAGE for all of their latest antics!

Max and Paddy on the One Show

…….. THE ROUTE …….

(Please use a map and plan your own route carefully, this is only a short roundup description)

There are several routes up and down Cat Bells, and you can make you walk as long or short as you like. Many people like to walk from Rosthwaite in the Borrowdale Valley, taking in the peaks of High Spy, and Maiden Moor en-route – however, this is a longer, more arduous days walking, so only do this if you’re up for a challenge.

The most popular route takes you either directly from Keswick; or you can drive to the Western side of Derwent Water and start from there. We recommend that you start and finish your journey at Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden, a lovely, Dog-friendly Lake District cafe on the Western shore of Derwent. You may even run into the dogs Max and Paddy here!

Britains favourite walks, Cat Bells

Whichever way you’re planning on walking Cat Bells, always go prepared for bad weather, even on a sunny day. Always carry a map, full waterproofs, head torch, food and water. Also check out our range of Cat Bells Cottages for a cosy base camp in the Lakes.


map of Cat Bells

Our suggested map for this route is OS Landranger 90 – Get it on the OS website HERE
If you’re planning your walking trip up Cat Bells, check out some of our nearby cottages HERE
See Walk Number 1 – HELVELLYN
See Walk Number 5 – SCAFELL PIKE
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