16th May 2012

An evening walk on Keswick Railway Path and Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 17.25 to 19.45
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Distance 5.6 mile
Ascent 1100 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Briar Rigg - Keswick Railway Path - Brundholme - Latrigg - Mallen Dodd - 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

Keswick railway station; no longer used as such.

I've been to one of those places twice already today, one of them once and I'll be going to the same two once more before the day is out.

Underneath the A66 road bridge.

Whatever you think of the bridge, it's difficult not to take a picture looking under here; unless you haven't got a camera of course.

Walking along the boardwalk with its new go faster anti slip strips.

I know it was an evening, and a cloudy one at that, but I still expected to see a few people along here. A few people have said just how quiet it is in the Lake District recently.


The River Greta.

More or less at the point where we leave the railway path is this old railwayman's hut. Inside the hut you can see some information boards about the railway, the wildlife in the area and a map.

The map

Cruelty to animals.
Nail them to some pieces of wood and paint the name of a farm on the side of them.

Looking over to Clough Head, the Dodds and on towards Helvellyn.

Blease Fell and Derwentfolds (the farm).

A view back along the grassy ridge to Great Mell Fell and Clough Head.

Skiddaw Lower Man.
I think I can safely say the path running up the side of the fell was not built by the Romans.


You can get down from or even up to Latrigg if you follow this path. It's a very nice route, but the downside is that you're walking through the woods and views aren't really there.

Keswick, Derwent Water and quite a few fells.
It was very nice to see that someone had put the flags out for us coming up here this evening. (near the bottom of the picture)

, , , , and some yellow ones.

That's Grisedale Pike on the left, Whinlatter, Lord's Seat in the centre and Bassenthwaite Lake and Dodd on the right.

Hairpin bend.

Does this mean the flags weren't out for us after all.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks