We stayed in Keswick, in a fantastic B&B called Thornleigh Guest House. Arriving around lunchtime on the Friday we were pondering what would be the best walk to do. It was too late in the day to aim for any of the higher hills, so we decided to climb Catbells, which stands at a modest 451m.
Our lovely hosts told us it was actually an easy walk round to the base of Catbells from Keswick and that we could catch the boat back if we were tired afterwards. Thinking that sounded like a good plan, we set off.
As usual, I'm going to let our photos do the talking with a bit of commentary from me.
As we started to descend from Catbells, the rain finally caught up with us. Luckily we'd packed our waterproofs, so it didn't prove much of a problem.
Though this path switched sides so that we were walking by the water, it did continue to run alongside the road right back into Keswick. I think if I was to do this walk again I'd have preferred to go back the way we'd walked around to Catbells originally, rather than taking this path. That said, we did get some fabulous views across the water.