25th September 2005

An old favorite - Latrigg and the old Keswick railway path.


Walk Overview
Time 10.45 to 13.35
Duration 2 hr 50 min
Distance 6.5 mile
Ascent 1286 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Keswick - Briar Rigg - Latrigg - Brundholme - Railway footpath - Keswick
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Keswick

There are so many car parks and so many roadside options in Keswick I've grouped them all together into one. To state the obvious, the car parks all charge and the roadside parking is rather a hit and miss affair.


Route Map

The River Greta in Keswick with the Skiddaw fells behind.
Today it was a case of trying to make the best of the unpredictable weather. One minute it we were walking in hot sunshine and the next we were trying to find shelter from the heavy rain. If we had gone onto the higher fells I think we were guaranteed to get a soaking, and I don't see the point in that, if it can be avoided. So we opted for a short walk from Keswick, which meant I could get some new boots and some other gear while we were already out.

Latrigg from Fitz Park.

Looking across to Bassenthwaite from the path near Ewe How. Taken a couple of minutes before the first shower reached us.

A close up of Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Barrow, Outerside, Grisedale Pike and Ill Crag under cloud.

Heavy rain on the North Western fells, heading our way.

Carl Side on the left, the higher Skiddaw fells under cloud and Jenkin Hill. Taken from the path just before Latrigg summit.

Keswick, Derwent Water and yet another band of rain moving across.

A couple of rays of sunshine on Dale Bottom.

The path to Brundholme, with Great Mell Fell in the distance.

Part of the old Keswick railway footpath.
A nice easy, level walk. Enjoyable at any time, but especially good when the higher fells aren't really the best place to be.

Looking under the A66 bridge towards the North Western fells.
The highest point ( left ) is Causey Pike and ( right ) is Grisedale Pike.

Keswick train station.
The trains may be long gone, but at least the building has retained the look of a train station, just to remind people of what used to be here.

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Lake District Walks