30th August 2013

A very short walk to Castlehead


Walk Overview
Time Didn't take any notice
Duration Doesn't matter
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent Not much
Walking with Jennifer
Keswick - Springs Road - Castlehead - Cockshot Wood - Derwent Water - Keswick
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

We hadn't intended to get out for walk today but I've been needing a new waterproof jacket for ages now and Jennifer decided I'd put off making the effort to get one for too long. "Okay, but while we're there we might as well go for a short walk".

Passing by Keswick Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre. We've always known it as Keswick Spa.

Keswick town centre.


This is the short path running across from Springs Road to Castlehead   and this is the path up to the top of Castlehead.

For such a small hill you get some great views from Castlehead. Looking across Derwent Water to Cat Bells

towards Barrow, Causey Pike, Grisedale Pike and Whinlatter.

Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake, Dodd and under cloud are the Skiddaw fells.

and finally, looking across to Walla Crag.

On the way back down from Castlehead.

That's a good idea, we'll walk back that way.

If it weren't for the leaves on the trees this picture makes it look more like the end of November instead of the end of August


The guy on the left seems to have lost his hat. While I suspect the bloke going into the shop may be wondering why his wife was taking so long to look around a shop as small as this, , , , I know I was wondering what was taking Jennifer so long.

Not quite the busiest I've ever seen the area around the landing stages.

A Crow Park view of Derwent Water.

A close up of Cat Bells over Derwent Water.

Keswick launch makes its way back to the landing stages.

A view across to Latrigg from Crow Park.

Lovely display of flowers in Hope Park. This one without the sun shining.

and this one with a little bit of sunshine.

Hope Park.

Now it's time to start looking for a jacket.

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Lake District Walks