The weather was lovely today, but annoyingly I missed the best of it by a couple of hours. Nevermind, tomorrow's looking good and it was still an enjoyable walk up Catbells.


Date: 27th September 2011
Start Location: Hawes End
Time Started: 15:40
Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Distance: 5.88km - 3.65 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 415m (1362ft)
Highest Point: Catbells (451m/1480ft)
Parking: Roadside near Hawes End
Weather: Mostly Cloudy
Difficulty: Easy
Hawes End - Skelgill Bank - Catbells - Yewthwaite Comb - Skelgill - Hawes End
I started todays walk from a carpark I've not used before just near Skelgill. This photo was taken from the path up to Catbells from the car park.
A stunning view only moments into the walk - here looking towards Blencathra.
The town of Keswick beyond Derwent Isle and the Landing Stage just behind.
Skiddaw from the top of Skelgill Bank.
And the view in the other direction towards the top of Carbells and Maiden Moor.
Shafts of light around Hindscarth and Robinson.
The Jaws of Borrowdale.
And the Newlands Valley with Little Town in the centre.
Bassenthwaite Lake alongside the snaking A66.
The superb view from the summit of Catbells.
Catbells summit and view north.
And the same view in Mono.
Borrowdale leading down to Langstrath and up to the Langdale Pikes.
Maiden Moor on the descent down to the hause. I then followed the path you can see branching off to the right and down into the quarries below.
A side of Catbells I rarely see with the disused quarries along Yewthwaite Gill.
The bracken is really turning brown now, not long and there'll be snow on the fells!