21st May 2012

Lank Rigg and Latter Barrow after work


Walk Overview
Time 15.10 to 18.00
Duration 2 hr 50 min
Distance 6.2 mile
Ascent 1400 ft
Walking with On my own
Cold Fell Road - Friar Well - River Calder - Tongue How - Boat How - Lank Rigg - Lankrigg Tarn - Poukes Moss - Latter Barrow - River Calder - Monks Bridge - Friar Well - Cold Fell Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Church Bridge, Troutbeck

This is another out of the way spot, in this case found on the far western edge of the Lake District. Some of the most secluded and peaceful walking in the Lake District can be had from this spot. The most well known fell in this area is Lank Rigg, although those of an adventurous disposition could make their way up to the Caw Fell ridge.


Route Map

It was a lovely day here in the Lakes so I took advantage and headed out for a walk over Lank Rigg on, or sort of on the way home from work. Needless to say I had the place to myself and enjoyed a few hours of peacefulness and warm sunshine in this nice quiet area of the Lake District.

Not long after setting out you reach the River Calder and once on the other side of the river, you're out on the open fellside.

The picture doesn't show it very well, but the fellside on the opposite side of the river was covered in Bluebells.


Lank Rigg terrain.

This is the larger of the ancient remains found on Tongue Moor.

A little further on and I passed by this smaller cairn. This one marked by a modern concrete post.
The higher ground on the left is Seatallan and the darker fell in the distance is Whin Rigg.

A close up of the Sellafield site.

The pathless way to Lank Rigg.

Lank Rigg summit.

Just across from the summit is Lankrigg Tarn. I'm always surprised to find so much water in this tarn. It's found at the top of the fell and therefore doesn't have any real inflow, so almost all of the water must come directly from the sky.

Poukes Moss in front of Grike. This is the section I expected to be a bit boggy. It usually is, , , , however,

, , , , this picture shows you just how dry it was today.

Lank Rigg seen from Latter Barrow.

Latterbarrow Beck.

and after crossing the beck I took this picture at the point where the Latterbarrow Beck flows into the River Calder.

This is the illusive Monks Bridge. Not exactly hidden, but easily missed if you're not paying attention.

A last look across to Lank Rigg as I make my way back to the Cold Fell Road.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks