1st February 2009

Keswick, Threlkeld and Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 10.15 to 14.00
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 8.9 mile
Ascent 1600 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Keswick - Old Railway Footpath - Wescoe - Threlkeld - Old Railway Footpath - Brundholme - Latrigg - Briar Rigg - Keswick
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Keswick

There are so many car parks and so many roadside options in Keswick I've grouped them all together into one. To state the obvious, the car parks all charge and the roadside parking is rather a hit and miss affair.


Route Map

The old railway station in Keswick.

Walking towards one of the tunnels along the route. This one goes under the road at the bottom of Chestnut Hill. (the steep hill taking you out of Keswick towards Thirlmere)

Under the A66.


Now this is more like it; a bit of sunshine. It did nothing to warm things up, but it was nice.


Wescoe with a dark looking Lonscale Fell behind.

Blencathra viewed from the road between Wescoe and Threlkeld.

"What do you mean I'm a messy eater. I bet you couldn't balance on here without spilling anything".


Another bridge to cross and another tunnel to walk through.
The old railway line was originally part of the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway (CK&PR), and apparently along the 31 mile route there were 135 bridges. The line ran from 1864 until 1972.

That looks cold. Good fun; but cold.

Clough Head and the Dodds, seen from the point where we left the Brundholme road and headed onto the ridge leading to Latrigg.

Sunshine on Blease Fell.

Dramatic skies above Derwent Water.

And finally a picture looking towards Basenthwaite Lake and a sunny Dodd.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks