The view from the summit of Catbells across Derwentwater to Keswick

Cat Bells shuttlebus

The Cat Bells Shuttle has now finished its successful summer season, but service 77/77A is still running daily until the end of October and the Park and Sail service using Keswick Launch runs most of the year. Thank you to everyone who used it. We are now evaluating the service and will be looking for funding to run it in 2023. Watch this space for more details.

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.

Visitors can Park and Sail, parking at Keswick Rugby Club and getting 15% off tickets on the Keswick Launch boats.

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