15th March 2013

Latrigg and Keswick railway path


Walk Overview
Time 13.55 16.05
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 6.3 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with On my own
Briar Rigg - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - Brundholme - Keswick Railway Path - Gorge Brow - 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

The skiddaw fells with snow and cloud on the tops.

Crossing over the A66, , , later in the walk I'll be walking under the A66, but not by the normal route.

Looking over to Bassenthwaite Lake, the Lord's Seat Fells and Dodd.
It look like every mole in the area has moved into this field.

Keswick, Derwent Water and snow capped north western fells.

Latrigg Woods.


A not so close close up of Keswick, Derwent Water and Newlands Valley. Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson are topped with snow. Cat Bells and Maiden Moor are just behind the lake.

A close up of Robinson, found at the far end of Newlands Valley

Lots of Lakeland on view from Latrigg.

Keswick rooftops.

Using a little bit of zoom on this picture of Clough Head.
In the centre of the picture you can see Tewet Tarn. From here it doesn't look like anything special but at close quarters it's one of the loveliest places in the Lake District.

Walking down Latrigg's grassy eastern ridge.

That's right, you lot get your priorities right. If there hadn't been any food on offer you'd be running off in terror.

Looking back up the ridge.

Causey Pike, one of the easiest fells to recognise no matter what angle you view it from.

This is one of the old railway workers buildings found along the track.

On the Railway Path.   And not on the railway path.
Just before eaching the caravan site at Briery, I left the railway path and followed this path along the side of Forge Brow.

Under the A66.


This is a nice spot to live but far too close to the river for my liking.

A couple of weeks ago I was out walking on my own when a couple stopped me to ask if I was who they thought I was. They told me they weren't sure if it was me because I don't have any pictures of myself on the website. I said it really makes my day when people stop me but I'm just not the type to stand up and shout "everybody look at me". The site is more about the fells and the Lake District than me trying to draw attention to myself. Anyway we had a good 'crack' as we walked a little way together and I suggested I should wear something that would make me more easily recognisable.

"get to the point"

Okay, the point is, this is a picture of me wearing my new fell walking gear. So, if you see me out and about you'll know who it is.

As I neared the end of the walk the sun decided to put in an appearance. Better late than never, although I did wish I'd set off an hour or so later.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks