2nd December 2006

Latrigg and Castlerigg Stone Circle from Keswick


Walk Overview
Time 11.10 to 14.20
Duration 3 hr 10 min
Distance 8.2 mile
Ascent 1418 ft
Walking with On my own
Keswick - Briar Rigg - Latrigg - Brundholme - A66 - Castlerigg Stone Circle - Keswick
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

Always a good option during less than fine conditions, so I headed up to Latrigg today. The first half of the walk was done in a mixture of heavy showers and light rain, but once I got as far as the old Keswick railway path the rain stopped, so I decided to walk across to Castlerigg Stone Circle rather than return along the railway track.

Looking along the path below Mallen Dodd.

The old gate post found on the zigzag path across to Latrigg.

Keswick and Derwent Water seen from Latrigg summit. It looks like there were plenty of bright patches of sky around, but along this section of the walk is was one heavy shower after another.

Another picture from Latrigg summit, this one looking a little further around towards the higher North Western fells.

The view down to the A66 and the River Greta from Latrigg's short ridge.

A close up of the sunshine moving across Lonscale Farm.

A little brightness on High Rigg.

Walking down to Brundholme in glorious sunshine. A pity it only lasted a couple of minutes.

On of the bridges over the River Greta.

Blencathra seen from the side of the road where I crossed over the A66.

Castlerigg Stone Circle, High Rigg and the Eastern ridge behind.

Climbing over the stile to get onto Castle Lane.

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Lake District Walks