26th February 2012

A walk from Threlkeld on a dull day


Walk Overview
Time 10.25 to 14.05
Duration 3 hr 40 min
Distance 8.5 mile
Ascent 1100 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Threlkeld - Blencathra Centre - below Blease Fell - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Brundholme - Keswick railway path - A66 - Threlkeld
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Threlkeld village

Threlkeld offers lots of roadside parking. If you should decide to park in the centre of the village instead of using one of the car parks, it really is a case of just turning up and finding a convenient spot.


Route Map

Daffodils in Threlkeld. I think this means spring is almost here at last.

A long distance view looking into St John's in the Vale

Passing by High Row Farm.

and now looking across to Latrigg, Derwent Water and the north western fells.

A close up of Tewet Tarn and High Rigg.

Today's easy route followed the terrace like paths around Glenderaterra Valley. A nice walk on a dull day.

Looking back along the path with the central fells in the background.

Roughten Gill.

This is where the track turns and takes you onto the opposite side of the valley where you then have two choices; turn right for Skiddaw House or turn left for Gale Road.
OK, you can also get up onto Lonscale Fell if you go straight ahead, but that's a different kettle if fish altogether.

"Don't walk off the edge, you haven't signed this life insurance policy yet"

A view across to Clough Head, The Dodds and Helvellyn, , , , all of which are topped with cloud. High Rigg is on the right of the picture.

Crossing Whit Beck.


Although we didn't go to the summit of Latrigg, this picture was taken on its grassy eastern ridge leading down to Brundholme.

On the railway path heading towards the A66 and Threlkeld.


The River Greta seen here flowing under one of the A66 road bridges. The bridge in the background is Threlkeld Bridge which crosses over at the point where the River Glenderamackin meets St John's Beck to form the River Greta.

I did say it was a dull day and cars with headlights on in the middle of the afternoon back me up.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks