Walking on the Fells
There are loads of walks to do right from the door: short, flat walks with views, challenging climbs up some of Britain’s highest peaks, great views, scrambles, opportunities for a quick tarn dip – it is all here. The only problem is choosing which one. But we can help you with that.
Clive will give you loads of ideas, maps, suggest the best pubs and – most importantly – tell you where to park! Or we can give details for local mountain guides.
You can’t really come to the Lakes without doing Catbells – voted 4th in Britain’s favourite walks. Catbells is only 30 minutes’ walk away (passing all three of Portinscale’s yummy cafes). For a really amazing start to the day, nip up for sunrise (and still be back in time for your Full English!).
Other nearby big ones like Skiddaw, Blencathra or Grasmoor are seriously worth the effort needed to get to the summit. But we know lots of ‘in-between’ options – challenging without being scary and sometimes fairly short, where you really get away from the crowds and may have the whole fell to yourselves.
Walking around the lake is a magical thing to do that takes in the views with an easy terrain – see https://www.keswick.org/what-to-do/walking-routes/derwentwaterwalk.