11th February 2011

Latrigg and Keswick Railway path


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 16.00
Duration 2 hr 15 min
Distance 6.7 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with On my own
Briar Rigg - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - Brundholme - Keswick 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

I couldn't stand it any longer, so I just had to go for a walk. For the last two weeks I've struggled to get out. On the nice days I've been too busy and on the days when I could get out the weather was far too wet. I don't mind walking in the the rain, but sometimes it's too bad to but a cat out, never mind yourself.

Latrigg seen from the bridge over the A66.

I'm not sure of this is a request or a statement.

I'm sure there are lots of familiar views for you on this walk, this one showing Keswick, Derwent Water and the north western fells.

Thankfully the rain on the opposite side of the valley didn't come my way.

A view across to the Skiddaw ridges, Dodd and a little bit of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Another familiar view, this one from the top of Latrigg, showing Keswick, Derwent Water and lots of cloud topped fells and what looks like rain in Newlands Valley..

St John's in the Vale was like a witches cauldron this afternoon, bubbling away with cloud which was slowly spilling over to engulf High Rigg, and the excess, all it could do was work its way across the front of Clough Head and onto the A66. And as silent as I would have preferred it, all I could here was the sound of the traffic thundering along the A66.

A little way past the summit you get this great view down to Derwent Water and into Borrowdale.

A close up of Calfhow Pike.

It looks like the cloud is drop down onto Latrigg now.

Down at the old railway path. This picture is facing in the direction of Threlkeld, but I'm not going that way, I'm heading back to Keswick.

I'm not surprised the River Greta is looking so full, we've had some reeeeeely wet days over the last couple of weeks.


New boards on the boardwalk, , , , I guess this explains why a National Park van and a landrover passed me further back along the track.

Just about to walk under the A66 road bridge.

Another picture of The River Greta, this one was taken as the river runs into Keswick.

Latrigg seen as I walk between Keswick and the car, parked on the outskirts at Briar Rigg.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks