21st March 2014

Latrigg

 

Walk Overview
Details
Time 2:30 to 3:45pm
Duration 1 hr 15 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 1000 ft
Walking with On my own
Route
Briar Rigg - Latrigg - Whinny Brow - 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.

 

Weather Readings
                 

       
The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Temperature
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.
                 
                 
 

Route Map


Photos

I know I shouldn't use the word "just" to describe a walk but today I just had a short walk up Latrigg. If there were no trees on the fell you could probably see the whole route from here. I went - around the left hand side - up to the top - along to the right a bit - through the woods - back onto this track.

I admit it's very useful but why does it have to be signed as a "Public" Bridalway instead of just Bridalway which is what it actually is.

The A66 looking westwards
 
and the A66 looking eastwards

Of course they can read; the wildlife are quite well educated around here you know.

Sunshine on the route up the side of the fell.

 

A view back along the woodland path.

What a difference in the view since they cut down the trees. They don't call me David 'state the obvious' Hall for nothing you know!

 

Carl Side, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man and Lonscale Fell
The path on the left is the one I'd just followed and t'other one goes across to Gale Road car park.

Derwent Water, Keswick lots of North Western fells and of course the seat.

Looking across to Clough Head, The Dodds and Helvellyn. The lower fell in the centre is High Rigg.

For no particular reason I cut down through the woods today instead of taking a longer route back.

Dry but dark, , ,
 
, , , muddy but light

Keswick and Derwent Water taken from the terrace like route through the woods.

And here it is; the terrace like route through the woods.

 

Primroses at the side of the foot path help remind us that Spring has arrived.



David Hall -
Lake District Walks