Seatoller to Keswick via Catbells

  • Bus from Keswick to Seatoller
  • Explore this craggy and wooded valley
  • Options to climb Catbells & Castle Crag

The walk from Seatoller to Keswick in one of the most popular walking holidays that we sell. Sticking to the west side of the valley avoids the busy Borrowdale road and still has a number of variables; options that either keep to the higher ground of Catbells, the beautiful wooded path along the shores of Derwentwater or even a short sharp climb up Castle Crag with its glorious views down Derwentwater. A boat trip across Derwentwater  offers a fitting conclusion to an excellent day out.


The valley always makes me feel a little hemmed in, the steep sided hills adding an almost claustrophobic feel which is why it is so lovely to take in one or more of the small fells enroute.

Transport: The 77A (Honister Explorer) leaves Keswick bus station at 9.20, 11.05 and 13.30 every day till the 31 October. It takes 30 minutes to Seatoller.

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Start Point: From the car park in Seatoller where the bus drops you continue through the hamlet up hill for 100 metres before a path is signposted on the right steeply uphill. Sonn the path turns right and flattens out.
Height to Climb: 504 ms (1633 feet) via Catbells but not Castle Crag
Terrain: The walking is on excellent and obvious paths throughout.
Eating & Drinking: There is certainly the chance of enjoying a cup of tea or a lunchtime pint in Grange at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel or local tea shop. Otherwise the route does not pass any refreshment .
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