Start point: Keswick Landing Stages (NY 264 227)

Keswick Landing Stages – Hawes End – Skelgill Bank Catbells – Hause Gate – Brandelhow Bay – Keswick Landing Stages

Distance: 2.5 miles     Total Ascent: 450 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Long sunny spells. 21°C.

Today we had a walk up to Cat Bells (the setting for Beatrix Potter’s ‘The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’, Connie’s favourite – of course!), getting there and back using the Derwent Water launch from Keswick. It was a warm day and Connie did brilliantly completing this climb, her hardest yet I think and she absolutely loved it on the launch.


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