Meet the cat who climbs mountains and loves a country ramble with his owners and their pet dogs
- Arlo has taken to walking like a dog with owners Crissy Lister and Marc Shaw
- He was a kitten when he was first taken to Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak
- Arlo even has his own Instagram account, and goes for three walks a week
Most cats like to stalk alleyways at night. But not Arlo – he prefers the fresh air and scenery of Britain’s most beautiful and dramatic countryside.
The nine-month-old has taken to the very uncatlike behaviour of walking for hours up hills with his owners and their dogs.
Crissy Lister, 29, and Marc Shaw, 31, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, put Arlo on a lead to keep him safe – prompting other ramblers to stare in disbelief. And when he gets tired the clever cat hops on to a backpack for a well-deserved rest.
Arlo (pictured) is just nine months old but has been trekking around the countryside in his hometown of Halifax, West Yorkshire, since he was a tiny kitten
Arlo was just a tiny kitten when he was first taken to Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, last August.
Miss Lister, a veterinary nurse, said: ‘We got Arlo as an indoor cat but we ended up taking him camping with us in the Lake District.
Arlo’s owners Marc Shaw (pictured on walk on Marsden Moor last December) and Crissy Lister first discovered his love of the outdoors in August – up Scafell Pike
‘It was obvious that he wanted to walk, he was so determined to roam around.’
The rambling feline now has his own Instagram page to show off his adventures. Miss Lister added: ‘He usually comes out three times a week for a good hour or two.
‘He’s not really scared of much, he chases things through the bushes just like the dogs would.’
Crissy (pictured) said: ‘We got Arlo as an indoor cat but we ended up taking him camping with us in the Lake District. It was obvious that he wanted to walk, he was so determined to roam’