Lake District walks - Latrigg

One of the best things about this walk is the views of the north-western fells behind Keswick and Derwentwater. Here are some of them. Firstly, near the start:

The north-west view, towards Bassenthwaite Lake and Carl Side on the right, below Skiddaw. The village in the middle is Applethwaite

Skiddaw from higher up the path to the top of Latrigg.

Views from the top of Latrigg. In the bottom two you can see the Spooney Way path from Keswick over the A66. Braithwaite is just visible at the foot of Grisedale Pike on the right.

Sophie looking pleased with herself on the top of Latrigg, with the north-western fells in the distance.

Zooming in on the north-western fells, on a cold March afternoon.

A panorama from the top of Latrigg.

Some views of Skiddaw and Blencathra, from the path descending eastwards from the top of Latrigg. In the first picture you can easily see the main path up Skiddaw from Keswick - not so enjoyable as many other routes. Another slog of a path can be seen behind the dogs: Blease Fell. It's much more fun to try any of the other, numerous routes up Blencathra.

This is the view on the way back from Brundholme Wood.

If you can tear your eyes away from the north-western fells, on this walk you also get a good view to the south-east of the longest ridge walk in the Lakes, from Clough Head in the north (the nearest fell in the picture) across Helvellyn in the far distance to Dollywaggon Pike (out of sight). About 14 miles. You tend to walk the ridge towards Clough Head, because a) it's mostly downhill after the initial climb, and b) there are two good pubs in Threlkeld at the foot of Clough Head.

The second picture below is taken from the top ridge of Latrigg, from where you can also see the eastern edge of Keswick down on the right.

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 18/09/2005