30th June 2010

An evening walk on Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 17.30 to 20.45
Duration 3 hr 15 min
Distance 6.7 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Briar Rigg - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - Brundholme - Keswick Railway Path - 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

It may have been quite hazy and there was a bit of cloud about, but we still enjoyed a lovely warm and surprisingly bright evening walk over Latrigg and along the Keswick Railway path. We didn't really set out to walk as far as we did. That was until we got to the seat at the top, once we got that far it seemed a shame not to carry on and do the longer route back to Keswick.

This looks easier than our do it yourself method of getting up the hill.

Keswick, Derwent Water and the north western fells.

Walking up the zig zag path on Mallen Dodd.

I think this is what summer evenings were made for.


A view across to The Dodds, Raise, White Side, Helvellyn and in the centre of the picture High Rigg.

And a close up showing Castlerigg Stone Circle.

A close up of Walla Crag.


Clough Head, looking much clearer than the fells in the distance.


At first site this tree appeared to be covered in plastic, then I had a close look and it was more like a spiders web. The puzzled look on my face must have prompted the runner who was passing by to stop and tell us it is caused by Tent Caterpillars. They cover the tree in this web like stuff to hatch their young which strip the tree of all its leaves before eventually turning into moths. Sadly they kill the tree in the process.







On the Keswick Railway path.

Looking towards the Blencathra Centre and Blencathra from the same place as the previous picture.

The River Greta, or what's left of it.


Looking back along the railway path.

I was surprised just how busy it was in Keswick. No doubt all those lucky people on holiday were taking advantage of the dry evening.


"What do you mean this isn't exactly the luxurious lifestyle you'd like, all I said was I'd take you out for an evening meal. The words nice, restaurant or tablecloth never passed my lips"

David Hall -
Lake District Walks