26th October 2012

Latrigg and Keswick Railway Path


Walk Overview
Time 13.40 to 16.00
Duration 2 hr 20 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

Blimey, what a difference in temperature. All week they'd forecast it to turn cold at the end of the week and they got it absolutely spot on.
And talking about the weather forecast. I can't believe what the stupid woman who gave tonight's forecast told us. She said that tomorrow would be dry, cool and sunny from start to finish and then, after telling us that Sunday would be wet all day, she went on to say this was good news because it would be a little milder. Don't they realise we're all sick to death of the rain and a drop in temperature is small price to pay for some dry and sunny weather.

Spooney Green Lane.

An opening in the trees give you a view over to Bassenthwaite Lake and Dodd.

A close up of Grisdale Pike.

The autumn colours were lovely today, even without the added bonus of some sunshine.


Unless I'm seeing things, it looks like Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man have a dusting of snow on them. Perhaps winter is coming early this year.

And just to make life even harder, visitors are faced with the dilemma of choice.

Up there on the skyline are Dodd, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man.

A view over High Rigg to Clough Head, the Dodds and the Helvellyn fells.

Leaving Latrigg and heading towards Blease Fell / Blencathra. Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell can be seen in the distance.

A close up of Derwentfolds and yes, I could smell the muck they were spreading on the field over there.


A few of the old railway huts have been kitted out with information boards and seats. Perfect, something interesting to read while you have a bite to eat.

The messy side of Autumn.

On the boardwalk.

It's hard to walk past here without taking this picture.


The car is just around the corner from here, but the real reason I came here today was to buy a new pair of gloves, so I walked through Keswick town centre rather than going straight to the car. Winter is almost here and I need a pair of gloves that are somewhere between the full blown heavy duty winter gloves and those thin ones you can roll up and stuff in your pocket.

That's me, taking a photo looking through the new Keswick flood defences.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks