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