20th September 2013

Latrigg and Keswick railway path


Walk Overview
Time 1:30 to 4:10pm
Duration 2 hr 10 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

Latrigg and Spooney Green Lane.

Here's a picture of a not too busy A66.

Walking through the woods on the side of Latrigg.

An early sign that autumn beginning to take hold.

This is the path that takes you to a point about half way down Gale Road. I didn't go that way but still took a picture.


The north western fells.

There seemed to be lots of seperate groups arriving up there at the same time, yet surprisingly, when I got there they were all standing together taking a group photo. I suppose it's possible that they could have made friends quickly but I suspect they just couldn't be bothered waiting for each other on the walk up.

A view back to the Skiddaw fells.

Keswick and Derwent Water.

A close up of St John's church in Keswick.

A close up of Cat Bells.

Blease Fell straight ahead and Great Mell Fell in the distance on the right.

A view back up Latrigg.

The eastern ridge from Clough Head to Helvellyn.

Zooming in on High Rigg with White Side, Helvellyn and Helvellyn Lower Man behind.

A short walk down the road past Brundholme takes you to the railway path.

The River Greta flowing towards me , , , ,

, , , and looking the other way to see it flowing away.

Just about to cross the River Greta.

Keswick railway path.

I think I'll let that waggon pass before I walk under the bridge.

Keswick town centre was quiet today. I guess the holiday crowds have left for another year and the less than bright conditions could have kept other folk at home.

Latrigg seen behind the River Greta.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks