The view from the summit of Catbells across Derwentwater to Keswick

Cat Bells shuttlebus

Take the Cat Bells Shuttlebus and make your visit to easier and better for the climate, the community and the landscape. Parking by Cat Bells is very limited and this summer there are temporary double yellow lines to reduce parking issues.

Visitors can Park and Sail, parking at Keswick Rugby Club and getting 15% off tickets on the Keswick launch boats. Or take the Catbells shuttlebus from Keswick to the foot of Cat Bells and back again, with the bus running through the summer.

Guide to Derwentwater and Keswick

Our guide to Derwentwater lake, the popular and fairly easy walk up Cat Bells and the bustling market town of Keswick, has walk routes, bike hire, things to do and where to stay.

Cat Bells Shuttlebus Timetable 2022

Some of the buses are part of the Honister Rambler route, bus 77/77A, which goes from Keswick to Cat Bells and then onto Honister, Buttermere and Whinlatter. These run daily from Easter to the end of October.

Some buses are just the Cat Bells shuttle from Keswick to Cat Bells, these run daily from 23 July to 4 September.

Cost: Keswick to Cat Bells: £2.30 single, £4 return. Concessionary fares passes (English) accepted.

Bus timetable from Keswick to Cat Bells and continuing to Honistor Rambler 77/77A

Keswick bus stationPortinscaleCat Bells, Swinside TriangleHonister Rambler 77/77A
08:3008:3608:43Yes
09:3009:3609:43Yes
10:0010:0610:13No
10:3010:3610:43Yes
11:0011:0611:13No
11:3011:3611:43Yes
12:0012:0612:13No
13:3013:3613:43Yes
14:0014:0614:13No
15:0015:0615:13No
15:3015:3615:43Yes
16:0016:0616:13No
17:0017:0617:13No
17:3017:3617:43Yes

Bus timetable from Cat Bells and Keswick

Honister Rambler 77/77A

Cat Bells, Swinside Triangle

PortinscaleKeswick bus station
No10:2010:2510:40
No11:2011:2511:40
Yes11:5612:0112:16
No12:2012:2512:40
Yes13:5614:0114:16
No14:2014:2514:40
No15:2015:2515:40
Yes15:5616:0116:16
No16:2016:2516:40
No17:2017:2517:40
Yes17:5618:0118:16
Map showing the route of the Cat Bells shuttlebus

Map showing the route of the Cat Bells shuttlebus - click for larger version

Borrowdale Bus 78

Take an open top bus from Keswick up Borrowdale, for amazing views and plenty of fresh air!

Buses run every half hour from April to 6 November 2022.

Keswick to Borrowdale

Depart from Keswick at 20 mins and 50 mins past the hour between 08:50 and 18:20

Seatoller and Borrowdale to Keswick

Return from Seatoller at 20 and 50 mins past the hour between 09:20 and 18:50 or from the Borrowdale Hotel at 03 and 33 mins past the hour between 0933 and 1903

More details and timetables at www.traveline.info

Discount family group price for Borrowdale bus and Honister Rambler

To make travel for families and groups more affordable we are working with Stagecoach to offer a special deal where throughout July and August a group of up to 5 people can have unlimited days travel on the Borrowdale Bus and Honister Rambler for only £17 for the group. (£24 at other times)

There are lots of other bargain tickets available on your buses including bus and boat tickets and Explorer tickets that cover the whole of the Lake District and beyond. Pick up a copy of the Lakes Connection leaflet, use the Stagecoach app or website.