Latrigg - Route One

 

Start -  Keswick NY 267 241 Distance - 1.77 miles Ascent - 950 feet Time 1 hour : 10 minutes


Latrigg from the end of Spooney Green Lane. Times and distances for the walk are from this point.  Cars may be parked along the verge near the lane
The lane is a public bridleway which soon crosses the busy A66 via a substantial bridge
Spooney Green
Looking back along the lane past Spooney Green
A gate just beyond Spooney Green gives access to Latrigg Woods
The wood has many waymarked paths branching off this main track which is part of The Cumbria Way
Looking back to the north western fells from the track.  Causey Pike, Eel Crag and Grisedale Pike being very prominent on the skyline
Carl Side, Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man
A little higher on the track looking back to Catbells, Hindscarth and Robinson
The Whinlatter fells
There are a few opportunities to leave the track for a more direct ascent of Latrigg using the waymarked paths through the wood but it's more preferable to stay with it for the superior views 
Derwent Water and the Newlands Valley
Latrigg Woods are left behind at a gate above Round How
Looking back from the gate over Latrigg Woods to the distant Great End and Scafell Pike 
On from the gate Lonscale Fell appears over the trees of Gale Ghyll Woods
Gale Ghyll Woods has a nature trail running through it
The track continues to the right, passing the entrance to Gale Ghyll Woods
The view opens out to Lonscale Fell on the left and ahead to Blease Fell
Leaving The Cumbria Way for a path rising across the slopes of Mallen Dodd
Dodd, Carl Side and Skiddaw Little Man from the start of path up Mallen Dodd
The north western fells
Looking the flank of Mallen Dodd towards the Newlands Valley
The path rises in a series of zig-zags up the steep slope of Mallen Dodd
The north western fells from a solitary redundant gatepost on the path
The summit ridge comes into view on the approach to an unamed gill between Mallen Dodd and Latrigg
Looking back to the Whinlattter fells
Crossing the gill the footpath joins the low mobility path which starts from the car park at the end of Gale Road
Looking back along the low mobility path, which was created by LDNPA as one of the Miles Without Stiles routes which are suitable for wheelchair users, families with pushchairs and the visually impaired
The low mobility path ends at a seat just visible on the horizon beyond the two walkers
The view from the seat looking towards Grisedale Pike
Keswick and Derwent Water from the seat
The Whinlatter fells, Bassenthwaite Lake and Dodd
Carl Side, Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man
Looking down the low mobility path from the seat
Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag
The continuing path along the summit ridge from the seat which is not recommended for wheelchair users
Approaching the summit of Latrigg
Looking from the summit across Keswick and Derwent Water towards the Newlands Valley
Eel Crag and Grisedale Pike from the summit of Latrigg
The Whinlatter fells
Skiddaw
Blencathra
Clough Head and Great Dodd
Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, White Side and Helvellyn
Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag
Derwent Water

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