Cat Bells Terrace and Derwent Water

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Cat Bells is one of the most popular of the smaller peaks in the Lake District. The name originates from the wildcats which roamed this area up until the early 19th Century. Although most walkers will be drawn to the summit and the ridgeline, a very pleasant walk can be had by following the lower terraces. This walk follows the eastern terrace towards Grange and offers stunning views of Derwent Water, Keswick and the fells beyond. The walk returns along the shoreline of Derwent Water and weaves in and out of Great Bay, Abbot's Bay, Victoria Bay and Hawes End.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Mountains, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
03/04/2022 - John Webb

Really good walk without the effort. Great views of Derwent Water. Measured this at over 5 miles but didn't detract from the walk. The coffee/ice cream van on the road along the terrace was a bonus and a nice spot for a short rest, not that one was needed.

21/03/2019 - Maria Turton

Really good walk. Not too much effort but rewarded with lovely views. A little bit of everything . Fellside, woodland, and lakeside. Really good underfoot. Very enjoyable.

07/10/2009 - Sean Diver

Great walk, excellent views and scenery. Saw this route at the 11th hour and instead of going to the summit of Cat Bells. This was preferential for my group. Recommend use of the ferry.

04/11/2007 - Julie Penrose

This is absolutely the best walk we have ever done!!! Well recommended. Completed this walk on 22/9 and the views were fabulous!

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