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Great views worth the effort!!

This is a top place on a clear day to view the northern fells and derwent water. The climb is... read more

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Market Overton, United Kingdom
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"The Thing" to do in Keswick

Great hike, but fairly short. 50 minutes to 75 minutes to get to the peak, easier and faster going... read more

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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a top place on a clear day to view the northern fells and derwent water. The climb is quite steep in places and you definitely need proper footwear. For the average person of average fitness it is quite a climb, but well worth...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great hike, but fairly short. 50 minutes to 75 minutes to get to the peak, easier and faster going down. Views at the top are beautiful. A bit challenging at the peak even for fit people, but only for a very short distance.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent walk for fit and able. Some steep climbs and quite difficult at the summit. But magnificent views and easy to follow path. Good photo opportunities.

Thank toptourist_10
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best part of our holiday so far, loved it and the people we met on the walk. Worth travelling to the Lakes for this alone.

Thank Booster81
Reviewed 3 days ago

came here on a sunny day, was very lucky with the weather, we didn't reach the summit, I am a very unfit person for my age of 27 so I decided to go back down after we had a rest and took some photos, the...More

Thank Francesca L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great half-day walk. You get amazing views right from the start and it only gets better from there. Parking can be an issue so be prepared to park a bit further up the road. There are plenty of options to make this...More

Thank MrES
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the ferry from Keswick & for warm-up got off at Hawked End (?) - worked well. Going up was interesting, steep, rocky (slatish), muddy, grassy :-) enjoyable and exhausting. Just take it easy. The disappointment half way up was genuine 😂 but we...More

Thank YolandaG1004
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wainwright reckoned this was one of the best views in the Lake District and I agree. Can get quite busy but well worth the trip.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly marked, well used footpath for a naturally popular walk. It's a continuous climb to reach the top. Depending which direction you choose for the round trip there is a steep scramble up or down near the top but in fine weather there's not much...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic hike with beautiful views over the lakes. You can do a round trip even, go up on one side and down the other and take a boat back. We started our tour by boat from Keswick, got off the boat at Hawes End...More

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Mary C
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Response from TonyH4060 | Reviewed this property |
Two options really 1. Use the loos in the car park at Glenridding and hold on 2. Find a sheltered spot, squat and go there Set aside your modesty it really isn’t an issue You’ll be fine 👍🏻
27 May 2018|
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Response from MarshaPSt_Paul | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, you can choose to go as far as you want. If you arrive there by boat, you can get on the next boat that arrives in about an hour and continue on the boat ride. You can get off at any of the spots and back on again... More
Ja R
12 May 2018|
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Response from Gail A | Reviewed this property |
Solo trek midweek would be absolutely fine - take the boat over from Keswick, check the boat times there and back. Lots at places to stay in Keswick (see Keswick tourist sites), not sure about where to stay in Buttermere... More