1st June 2016

A windy evening on Latrigg

Time 4 to 6:30pm
Duration 2 hr 30 min
Distance 5.1 mile
Ascent 1200 ft - give or take a bit
Walking with Jennifer
Briar Rigg - Windebrowe - road through Brundholme Woods - Latrigg - Malled Dodd - 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


With the prospect of a nice sunny evening we headed out for a walk over Latrigg after work today. Here, from the side of the car I look up to the Skiddaw fells which were still hanging onto the cloud.

Since taking this picture I've learned that this isn't some sort of gas mask, it's a fly mask. So, as the name suggests, it keeps the flies out of the horses eyes.

Here's a very quiet looking A66 seen from the bridge.

As the forecast was for the evening to get sunnier, we thought it best to walk the woodland section first so hopefully the sun would be out while we were walking over Latrigg itself.

Walla Crag seen between the trees.

Blimey, it wasn't half turning into a lovely evening. Over there you can see Clough Head, High Rigg and the eastern ridge.

We're on the path up to Latrigg now and as nice as the sunshine was the most noticeable thing was the strength of the wind. Perhaps that's why we only saw 4 other people on the whole walk.


Looking across to the side of Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man.

A Latrigg view.

The Skiddaw fells, almost clear of cloud now.

Keswick and Derwent Water seen from the top of Latrigg.

Not far to go now and yet again Latrigg provided us with the perfect way to bring a day to its end.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks