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Handpicked boutique luxury to family & pet friendly hotels.

Pitstops

An assortment of interesting stop off points along our walks.

Camp

A selection of campsites and glamorous camping locations.

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Penrith

Nearest Mainline Train Station:
Penrith

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”.

Catbells
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Catbells
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Catbells
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Catbells
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Catbells
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Catbells
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Skyworks worked with Julia to make the Wainwright Walks TV series. You can find more about their stunning aerial filming on the ‘World from Above’ page here.

A Wainwright Walk with Julia Bradbury: Catbells
We crossed Derwentwater on the boat and then began the ascent up the gentle path. It initially heads up through woodland then the path splits in two. This walk follows the route up the north breast of the fell, taking the engineered zigzags. The path then is interrupted by a short scramble before reaching a plateau. From here you walk up the distinctive ridge for which Catbells is famous for… One last climb then leads you to the exposed summit.

Alfred Wainwright’s verdict:
“Even the name has a magic challenge to it.”

Carpark: Catbell Parking