Catbells, Maiden Moor & High Spy Walk


Wainwrights Climbed: Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy
Distance: 12.9 miles
Elavation: 3251ft

Lingholm Kitchen Bowl of porridge
A hearty bowl of porridge at Lingholm Kitchen before the off. A Lakeland Adventure needs fueling right!
Star jumps at Lingholm Kitchen. A lovely cafe not far from Catbells. A really lovely place and highly recommended
Looking out towards Keswick, Skiddaw and Blencathra
Summit of Catbells
Summit of Catbells. Almost there
Derwent Water on the easy scramble to Catbells summit
The first summit of the day – Catbells
Always reason to smile when you’re in The Lakes on a nice day
Beautiful light shining on Borrowdale looking towards Maiden Moor
Maiden Moor with Catbells, Derwent Water, Keswick and Skiddaw in the distance.
Beauty and the beast go walking
Looking down into the valley from Maiden Moor
Leaving Maiden Moor and heading towards High Spy
After leaving Catbells we didn’t see anyone else until we dropped down to Honister Slate Mine
Dramatic Lakeland scenery

Final summit of the day – High Spy
Borrowdale behind us. Weather starting to turn at this point
After an introduction the Lake District bogs I had to find a route out that didn’t involved getting wet whilst Victoria waited.
Honister Slate Mine in sight. Ready for lunch and a cup of tea
Just in case you didn’t know where you were
All smiles again after a pit stop. Picking up the coast to coast route on Honister Pass
Borrowdale bathed in sunlight. It was nice to get down into the valley again and out of the wind and rain up top
Tongue Gill on the coast to coast route
Back down at the River Derwent
Almost back to the car. Wall Crag in the background

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