Keswick Launch - Hawes End - Cat Bells - High Spy

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What can be a better start to the day than a ride across Derwent Water on the early Keswick Launch, to break you in gently to this wonderful walk, with the view up to Cat Bells and the undulating ridge to High Spy in front of you.

From Hawes End it is a fairly steep walk up onto Cat Bells to reveal a vista that is hard to beat in the Lakes. The full length of Derwent Water can be seen, with the mighty Skiddaw and Blencathra watching over Keswick at its northern end. On the other side are the western fells stretching to the Irish Sea and the beautiful Newlands Valley below.

This is the start of an undulating ridge walk going the full length of Derwent Water to High Spy, before dropping down into Borrowdale past old mine workings. It is now a pleasant walk back through woodland, meadow and by the River Derwent to the lake for the launch back to Keswick and some well-deserved refreshments.

Please note, mileage is walking only and does not include the ferry.

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


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
04/03/2019 - gordon saunderson

Did this walk on 1/3/2019 so the ferry was not running that day as out of season,(starts running everyday in 2 weeks time)so started at Hawes End. Fantastic walk with far reaching panoramic views. Walk instructions were clear and accurate. Highly recommend this walk

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