17th May 2015

Latrigg and Keswick railway path

Time 8:05 to 11:20am
Duration 3 hr 10 min
Distance 6.7 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with Jennifer
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.


Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map


Heading along Spooney Green Lane with Latrigg on the skyline.

Keswick Derwent Water and the north western fells seen from the path up the side of Latrigg.



A Latrigg view of Keswick and Derwent Water.

Turning around I take a picture of the Skiddaw fells.

Looking back up the grassy ridge on Latrigg.

Latrigg, seen from the road just past Brundholme.

One of the old railway workmen's huts found along the route. Now used as a shelter when it's raining or cold, or even both at the same time.

Given it's the middle of May, we were surprised how few people there were about this morning.



Greta Bridge.

We could go that way to get to the car but we had stuff to buy in Keswick so it was off to the shops for us.

I thought it would have been busier in Keswick than this. Never mind, at least it meant there wasn't a long line of people at the tills in the two shops we needed to go in.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks