We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Braithwaite, Keswick, England
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 40 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful, but treat with respect

This is indeed a very beautiful area. If setting out to walk, especially in places like Great Gable, do ensure that you are properly equiped and are competent with map and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 April 2015
Jonathan G
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 40: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
109 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

This is indeed a very beautiful area. If setting out to walk, especially in places like Great Gable, do ensure that you are properly equiped and are competent with map and compass. The temperature on the tops can be much lower than at the valley floors and poor visibility can set in very quickly. Last Tuesday I was walking in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jonathan G
UK
Level Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We were amazingly lucky with the weather at Easter 2015. Walks included Barrow, Watendlath, Castle Crag, Catbells, Maiden Moor, Green Gable and Great Gable. Also low level walks around Derwentwater, Grange, Rosthwaite and Buttermere. What a wonderful part of the world. Pack plenty of snacks and water, wear good boots and take wet weather gear. Good maps essential. Tell someone... More 

Helpful?
Thank mumoftwoUK
Manchester
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

The Central Fells were categorised by the ubiquitous Wainwright as the area between Keswick and Langdale, east of Borrowdale/Langstrath and west of Thirlmere/Dunmail Raise. (So not really Braithwaite, despite the address above). There are no big 3,000 footers amongst these fells (High Raise at 2,500 feet being the high point) but they are superb accessible hills crammed with some classic... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank John W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

The whole area around Keswick and Derwentwater is delightful. The weather may be variable, but you must go prepared. The scenery is stunning and changes mood so frequently, Start off with a climb to Latrigg to get an overall view. Go out of season when there are less crowds.

Helpful?
Thank PDB-Cam
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
330 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

I suppose it depends what you count as Central Fells, but some of my favourite walks when based in Cockermouth are (1) park at Lanthwaite Green and go up Whiteside, then along the ridge to Hopegill Head and on to Grisedale Pike. From there I either come back over Grasmoor, drop down into Gasgale Gill, or just reverse course the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alastair N
Workington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Full of interest, infinitely attractive - you can come back time and again and still not experience everything, and FREE!

Helpful?
1 Thank thwaiteman
Gibraltar
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Beautiful scenery. I think the best in the lakes. Easy accessibility. Stunning lakes. The boat ride on Derwent good and not overpriced. .getting off ad on when you want a bonus. Old or falls hotel for a cup if tea. Rather overpriced but a lovely seetin

Helpful?
Thank 7801sonar
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
236 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have walked in this area a few times and as we become more familiar the more we like these fells. There are lots of paths so it is easy to find a walk of the length and style that suits your time and ability. The views are amazing from the top of the Coledale Horseshoe ---many other high fell... More 

Helpful?
Thank susieQ321_12
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
242 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

The title is a quote from 17th century poet George Herbert's poem 'The Windows' used in a totally different context but so totally applicable to the Central Fells of the Lake District. Our visit was enhanced by magnificent weather but, if you want to forget the cares of the world, head for the hills and lose yourself in the grandeur... More 

Helpful?
Thank Edward1951S
Garstang, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
316 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

There are so many great walks in the Lake District. As this attraction is shown as being at Braithwaite I'll mention the routes we did whilst staying at the Coledeale Inn. First was a short drive down to Buttermere, parking at Gatesgarth. Up Fleetwith Pike then down and on to Green Gable and Great Gable. Drop down into Ennerdale, past... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DickBurton

Travellers who viewed Central Fells also viewed

Keswick, Lake District
 
Keswick, Lake District
 

Been to Central Fells? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Central Fells staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?