13th February 2005

A wintry walk up Latrigg.


Walk Overview
Time 09.55 to 13.00
Duration 3 hr 5 min
Distance 7.2 mile
Ascent 1309 ft
Walking with On my own
Portinscale Suspension Bridge - Great Crosthwaite - Latrigg - Brundholme - Keswick Railway Path - Keswick - Portinscale Suspension Bridge
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

Keswick and Derwent Water from the path near Ewe How.

A similar view from a little further up the path.

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western Fells from the path up Madden Dodd.

From the same place showing Bassenthwaite with the Lord's Seat fells on the left and Dodd on the right.

Chestnut Hill with Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag from Latrigg summit.

Keswick and Derwent Water again taken from Latrigg summit.

Just past Latrigg summit.

Looking across to Blease Fell from the path between Latrigg summit and Brundholme.

High Rigg with the Dodds on the left and a dark looking Raven Crag / The Benn on the right.

Causey Pike with a brief spell of sunshine on it.

Keswick, Derwent Water and the North Western fells.
The sunshine has moved across onto Robinson and Hindscarth now.

Looking towards Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell.

One of the bridges on the Keswick railway path.

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Lake District Walks