24th September 2010

A windy walk on Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 16.15
Duration 2 hr 30 min
Distance 6.2 mile
Ascent 1100 ft
Walking with On my own
Briar Rigg - Spoony Green Lane - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - Brundholme - Keswock railway path - Keswick - 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

Spoony Green Lane. The high fell in the distance is Grisedale Pike.

A little further up the track and looking across towards the Whinlatter fells, Bassenthwaite Lake and Dodd.

A close up of Grisdale Pike and Braithwaite.

This couple must have been so taken with the view, they obviously thought it was worth sitting in the wind instead of carrying on with their walk.

The rooftops of Keswick.

A little bit of sunshine on High Rigg.

Blease Fell in sunshine, and on the right of the picture is Great Mell Fell in the shade.

Looking a little further round, Geat Mell Fell is still there but now you also have Clough Head and Great Dodd.

Skiddaw Little Man and Lonscale Fell, separated by the tourist route (so called) up the side of the fell.




Crossing one of the old railway bridges.


This is the boardwalk section where the path does not follow the route of the old railway line. It does re-join it a little further along, but the tunnel has been blocked up. I'm sure there must have been a good reason for it to be worth all the work that must have gone into this.

Greta Bridge; this is the big one you drive across on the A66 just outside Keswick. In 1999 it was voted best concrete engineering structure of the century (the 20th).

Autumn begins show itself in Keswick.

In the opposite direction summer seems to be hanging on for a while longer.

After a look and a purchase in the second hand book shop in Keswick I walked through Fitz Park where I took this picture of the Skiddaw Fells.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks