7th February 2010

A cloudy walk on Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 10.00 to 11.55
Duration 1 hr 55 min
Distance 5.1 mile
Ascent 1100 ft
Walking with On my own
Briar Rigg - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - Latrigg north eastern ridge - road through Brundholme Woods - Briar Rigg
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Spooney Green Lane, Keswick

I'm sure the people in the houses on the opposite side of the road get fed up with so many people parking here, but the fact is that we all have a car and we all need to park it somewhere.

The obvious fell to walk to from here is Latrigg, but the more adventurous could easily carry on and head onto the Skiddaw fells.


Route Map

This wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I left home today, but Latrigg is always a nice option to keep up your sleeve for those occasions when 'plan A' is best postponed for a more favourable day. I suppose Glenridding will still be there when the blanket cloud has gone!

What a difference a day makes. After yesterdays sunshine and clear views, today was a different story altogether.


Looking towards Keswick, Derwent Water and the north western fells.

Only moments after taking this picture the cloud rolled in and any view I did have was taken away until I was on the other side of Latrigg.

Hardly surprising, but I had the place to myself today. Normally you'd find a reasonable crown of people admiring the view from here.


Feeding time.

Looking back up into the cloud.

This is a bit better. A view across to Blease Fell.

Almost off the fell now and onto the road near Brundholme.

It's been years since I walked along this road, so rather than follow the old railway track back into Keswick, I decided to head along here instead.

I was beginning to wonder if something had happened that I didn't know about. I'd only saw one other person since I set out, and now this! It was like one of those crappy science fiction films where the main character gradually realises aliens have been down in search of intelligent life to take back to the planet Zog. Ha, , it looks like not sticking in at school has paid off after all.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks