12th July 2013

Very hot on Latrigg


Walk Overview
Time 2 to 4pm
Duration 2 hr
Distance 5.6 mile
Ascent 1000 ft
Walking with On my own
Stormwater Bridge - Briar Rigg - Malled Dodd - Latrigg - woodland paths down to Windebrowe - Keswick - Stormwater Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking near Portinscale suspension bridge

This is somewhere I tend to start walking from qutie a lot. It's nice and handy for Keswick, Borrowdale, Newlands Valley, Skiddaw, Latrigg and even the Castlerigg Stone Circle area.

The parking is free and no matter at what time of year or time of day I've always managed to get a space here.

From here you're only about 10 minutes walk from Keswick with everything the town has to offer, and in the opposite direction you're less than 5 minutes walk from Portinscale.


Route Map

Quite often the hot summer weather comes with the downside of haze and today was no exception. Here you see (or don't see) a view through Borrowdale. Still, this is much better than the rain we were having this time last year. Apart from not being able to sleep properly at night, I'd be happy if this lasted until the end of September; then the snow can come back.

Passing by Our Lady of the Lakes and St Charles.

Latrigg seen from the bottom of Spooney Green Lane.

Looking across to Grisedale Pike and the Lord's Seat fells.

Everything was looking nice a summery on the walk through the woods.

Lonscale Fell seen from the zigzags.

Dodd, Carl Side and Skiddaw Little Man.

I know it's a bit hot, but going to these lengths just to cool off seems a bit much in my opinion.

Standing at Latrigg summit and looking down to Keswick and Derwent Water.

I was surprised to see only two people up here today. In fact, I only saw two others on the way up as well. Perhaps it was too hot for most folk or maybe they were giving things away in the shops in Keswick and everyone was there.

and away towards the Skiddaw fells he (or she) goes.

Blease Fell and Great Mell Fell seen from the gate. Normally I'd have carried on from here but today I decided to head onto the woods on the south side of Latrigg.

Clough Head, High Rigg and some very hazy eastern fells.

Heading into the woods on the side of Latrigg.

One of the many paths crisscrossing the woods.

This seems like a popular spot for foxgloves.


On the bridge over the A66.

A final look up at Latrigg as I walk back into Keswick.




David Hall -
Lake District Walks