Cat Bells is possibly the most popular fell in the lake district. It's position overlooking Derwent Water and in full view from the busy town of Keswick, means that it is high on the tourist list of things to 'do' when visiting the lakes. There's no doubt it's a thing of beauty, with its smooth slopes and shapely ridge and summit, plus the views of Borrowdale to one side and the Newlands Valley to the other - there's no wonder why so many choose to follow the well trodden path up to the top and back.
Although I consider this as an 'easy' walk (and have categorised it as such in this blog), it's not quite a walk in the park. There are some steep sections and a very small amount of very gentle scrambling. But many hundreds of people, including young children and older folk, walk up every day and enjoy the spectacular views that this charming small fell has to offer.
3D outline of route