2nd April 2010

A good Good Friday walk from Keswick


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 12.45
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 9.6 mile
Ascent 1100 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Briar Rigg - Keswick Railway path - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale church - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Keswick - 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

"Why are the tastiest leaves always just out of reach"

Keswick railway station; not that there's much evidence of trains anymore. I should imagine at one time this place would have been a hive of activity on a holiday weekend.

This is just one of the 1000 milestones funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the national cycle network. Yes, I know I sound like I'm the font of all knowledge, but on this occasion I have to admit I'm not; it tells you what it's all about on the stone itself.

Under the A66 road bridge.

Heading along the the route of the old railway track.

this is he track that cuts off from eh railway path towards - Latrigg (left) and Threlkeld (right).

Just one of the eight bridges built across the River Greta to carry the Cockermouth Keswick & Penrith Railway. When the railway was in operation the 31 mile route had 135 bridges.

Tewet Tarn in front of the gloomy looking north western fells.

This is what I like to see, , , no, I don't mean Blencathra, I'm talking about Jennifer carrying the bag with our food & drink and my waterproofs Etc. I think I'll have to play on having a bad shoulder for a few more months! On the other hand, I'd rather carry everything (as I normally do) than feel like this. Hence the lower level walk.

The view across to High Rigg.

Looking through the gate to St John's in the Vale church.

Instead of cutting straight across the fields (out of shot on the right), we decided to add a little extra onto the walk by heading down to Dale Bottom.

Stone Cottage, one of a few we passed on route to Dale Bottom.



Lonscale Fell and Blencathra seen from the fields near Dale Bottom.

Low Nest Farm in front of Blencathra.

It looked a bit brighter over the north western fells now, but sadly we were almost at the end of our outing for today.

A surprisingly quiet Good Friday in Keswick.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks