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Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy: Lake District Walking Routes

Distance: 6.9 miles

Ascent: 2100ft


Cat Bells: 1480ft

Maiden Moor: 1890ft

High Spy: 2142ft

A fantastic short walk with a mix of steep ascents, scrambles and open expanses of land. You can look across at the Newlands Valley and the remaining fells in the Newlands Horseshoe, over towards Skiddaw Massif, across to the Coledale Horseshoe or over at Keswick and Derwent Water.

The flank of Cat Bells looking over Derwent Water
Looking over Derwent Water towards Blencathra

fell runner on cat bells
Heading up Cat Bells

borrowdale valley
Borrowdale Valley

The shore of Derwent Water
The shore of Derwent Water

Disclaimer: This is an account of my walk, it is not a guide. Do not go on a walk on these fells based solely off this guide. Remember, the fells are dangerous if you are unprepared and inexperienced.

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