25th June 2014

Latrigg and Keswick railway path


Walk Overview
Time 1:45 to 5:15pm
Duration 3 hr 30 min
Distance 7.6 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 parking near Portinscale suspension bridge

This is somewhere I tend to start walking from qutie a lot. It's nice and handy for Keswick, Borrowdale, Newlands Valley, Skiddaw, Latrigg and even the Castlerigg Stone Circle area.

The parking is free and no matter at what time of year or time of day I've always managed to get a space here.

From here you're only about 10 minutes walk from Keswick with everything the town has to offer, and in the opposite direction you're less than 5 minutes walk from Portinscale.


Route Map


At one point on the drive through we thought going for a walk was a bad idea today. It had rained all morning at work, it rained most of the way through and it was only while we sat here eating sandwiches that it stopped. "I really don't want to walk in rain this afternoon so lets just see how far we get". As it turned out, we got all the way around before the drizzle started again.


A tree (or two) offering a foreground for a picture of Bleaberry Fell.

Latrigg seen above Spooney Green Lane.

Keswick, Derwent Water and the north western fells come into view as we pass a gap in the trees.


Wow, what a difference without the trees, , , , to state the obvious.


Just short of the top, I turn around to take this picture of Skiddaw (under cloud), Skiddaw Little Man and Lonscale Fell.

Keswick and Derwent Water.

A close up of St John's Church in Keswick.

Over on our right, Clough Head, The Dodds and Helvellyn can be seen. O yes, that's High Rigg in the centre of the picture.

As we walk down the grassy ridge on Latrigg, Blease Fell (on Blencathra) fills the scene ahead of us.

It looks like the Tent Caterpillars have been at it again.

Blimey, I know we haven't had much rain (yippee), but the water levels aren't half down.


Under the tunnel, , , ,
, , , , and over the boardwalk.

Greta Bridge, I recently nominated it for the least intrusive bridge in the Lake District competition. I mean, it blends in so well, you'd hardly notice it was there at all.

I can't decide if the lady on the right has just seen something that surprised her or if she's yawning her head off.

Not very busy is it?

David Hall -
Lake District Walks