Catbells is a wonderful walk not far from Keswick. It was one of the first Lake District walks I ever undertook. Approaching Maiden Moor – we went further – I remember gazing along to Borrowdale with poignant longing. It was irresistibly beautiful. I didn’t know it was called Borrowdale, nor how to get there, where to sleep, nor what kind of valley it was. I eventually answered those questions and similar questions across the Lake District. Catbells is, apparently, a danger spot for the Lake District. A Mountain Rescue chap told me that. Not because it’s technically challenging but because many go there and it is more difficult than a stroll in a park.

 

Photographing Mountain Light: Catbells

Tuesday March 11, 2008