10th May 2006

An evening walk up Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 17.50 to 19.35
Duration 1 hr 45 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 950 ft
Walking with Jennifer and Andrew & anne Leaney
Briar Rigg (Keswick) - Mallen dodd - 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

The Skiddaw fells taken from the start of the walk.

The path marked on the map as Cumbria Way. Perfect conditions for an evening walk and an excellent way to unwind after a day at work.

And looking back down the path towards Keswick (just) and Derwent Water. It was a little hazy, but the clearer fell next to the lake is Cat Bells.

This old fence post is found on one of the bends along the twisting path up Mallen Dodd.
The road running into the picture from the left is the top section of Gale Road.

Keswick and Derwent Water taken from Latrigg. There was quite a lot of cloud building over the Central and Eastern fells, but luckily we managed to walk in warm sunshine for the whole of the walk.

A close up of Bleaberry Fell (the highest point) and Walla Crag (the rocky section above the trees).

Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell also taken from Latrigg.

"Look Mam, there's a man with a camera"
"I'm not bothered about that, they all look the same to me anyway. Once you've seen one human with a camera, you've seen them all"

Another close up shot, this time of Clough Head and Great Dodd.

Jennifer and Anne patiently waiting for us to catch up with Blease Fell behind and Great Mell Fell on the right of the photo.
Instead of going through the gate and down the ridge, we turned right and followed the path into the woods.

Keswick and Derwent Water with Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag on the left.

And a close up.

Latrigg taken at the end of the walk.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks