Looking north down Derwent Water towards the town ...
The Lake District's most northern valley Borrowdale although only eight miles long has over 1200 climbs to choose from ,some great some not so great.It also is often claimed to be the most beautiful valley in the Lake District.The first recorded climb in Borrowdale was in 1892 by the Abraham brothers from Keswick, this town is at the entrance of the valley.Seathwaith a two or three house village at the top of the valley has the distinction as being the wettest residence in England with over 85" of rain per year.The town of Keswick has many outdoor gear shops and about 30 pubs . The hiking and scenery is some of the best in the world....everything a climber can wish for ! Guide books for climbs in the Lake District are publised by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and available in all book and outdoor shops.
The town of Keswick at the head of the valley is located in the NW of England is about 40 miles from the Scottish border. The nearest intonational airport is Manchester an easy 100 mile drive north mostly on Motorway. Keswick (pop.5000)
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
11 Total Routes
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A short but fun and beautiful hike the other side of the lake from Shepherds Crag. From Keswick drive to the bottom of Catbells.(15mins). Stagger upwards (about 1500',1 to 1 1/2 miles.) to the summit.Note ;-BE CAREFUL .... This climb ,possibly the most popular as such in Britain has claimed many more lives than the North Face of the Eiger.I do not believe many if any from falling ,most I hear were from heart attack by the none too fit and or the elderly!. Never the less we took on the...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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