11th October 2014

A short walk on Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 11:30am to 1pm
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 1000 ft
Walking with On my own
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.


Route Map


I'd already set out on a different walk today but that one was abandoned after about ten minutes walking. It was emptying down and because I've just spent the previous week coughing day and night, I thought it was stupid to go out and get a soaking. As I'd just driven through an area of decent sunshine I turned tail and ended up here.

Latrigg seen from the bridge over the A66.

Sunshine and shadows.

Looking across to the north western fells and Dodd (on the right).



Keswick, Derwent Water and the north western fells.
I'm at the top of Latrigg now. I'm coughing, my nose is running and I look like I've just got out of a sauna (fully clothed of course). To say the least was a bit breathless because of it. I suspect some of the people up here must have looked at me and thought this was the first time I'd ever walked up a steep hill. Perhaps I did the right thing by taking an easy walk today after all.

In the opposite direction are the cloud topped Skiddaw fells.

The Mell Fells, Clough Head and few of the Dodds.

Time to decide how far to walk today. Straight on and down to the railway path for a longer walk or turn right into the trees for the shorter option. The short option got todays vote.

I know they're only trees but these three are set aside from the rest of the woods and can't help but catch the eye.

And now looking up to the trees.


Day dreaming!

A gap in the trees gives a view of Keswick Derwent Water and amongst other fells, Cat Bells.

Seems a long way to come just to dig a hole, unless there's a reason behind it.

A close up of Grisedale Pike.


I'm still walking in sunshine but those clouds over there look a bit threatening.

Back where I started and looking across to Dodd and the Skiddaw Fells. And on the way home, , , , , it bucketed down.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks