Cat Bells

Elevation (feet): 1,480
Elevation (meters): 451
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Latitude: 54.56682
Longitude: -3.171262
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Keswick

Thanks to David Rollinson and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Simple climb, best months to go either when its hot and clear or snowwy in winter. Other times of year it is often raining with poor visibility. Some scrambling required close to the summit, but no gear required. Best to come up from lowest side rather than attempt the extreamly steep routes up the side on slippery grass & moss. Panoramic views of Derwent-water and Keswick from summit, as well as the higher mountains surrounding it. These other mountains look spectacular when storms are brewing around them and well worth a photo.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Cat Bells.

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  • Log #19209 - by Andy on Sep 27, 2006
    Staying at Derwentwater YHA. The Keswick Motor Launch agreed to ferry us over the lake but the "big flood" put most of the landing stages under water. Walked around the lake to the south and ended up...
  • Log #18398 - by Emily Taylor on Dec 08, 2003
    It was a tiring day but it was fun. It was VERY COLD! Good luck to any one who climbs it, dont give up or fall off.
  • Log #18400 - by Gordon L. Hewstone on July 29, 2003
    An easy climb (even with my 6-month old son on my back in the papoose). Route: up the ridge to the summit and via Hause Gate to Maiden Moor, returning to Hause Gate and then taking the Newlands path...