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A walk over Latrigg Fell

March 19, 2014

The weather not being very promising on Monday, we went for a short walk over Latrigg Fell from Gale Road, north of Keswick. The top of Skiddaw lay hidden in the mist, but all was clear across Derwent Water.Latrigg Fell 004

This way up Latrigg, via Mallen Dodd, must be one of the easiest ways up a Wainwright in the Lake District, and a very easy path to the summit at that. But what the modest Latrigg lacks in height it Latrigg Fell 006more that makes up for in its views over Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water, right down into Borrowdale. Still some patches of snow on the distant and mightier peaks.

The summit of Latrigg from Gale Road is a good half hour walk at best, so we extended it by several miles, taking a circular ramble around the foot of the fell. First down the Cumbria Way towards Lonscale and Brundholme and then back along the old lane through Brundholme Wood and past Forge Latrigg Fell 009Brow before the long steady climb around the lower edge of Mallen Dodd back to Gale Road – and all the way the weather improved to bright sunlight. Latrigg Fell 010

A modest walk with some very impressive views.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2014 11:32 am

    Old episodes of the mystery series “Pie In The Sky” are being played on public television here; saw one last night from Series 5 (1997), called “Squashed Tomatoes,” about a developer building a faux-tudor “MacMansion” right over a centuries-old walking path. Very amusing.

  2. March 20, 2014 3:08 am

    I always insist on doing Latrigg from Keswick as Gale Road is in a terrible state and I’d feel sorry for my car! I’ll always be fond of Latrigg now as seeing it reminds me it was the only fell I got up while I still had my broken big toe as the paths are so good 🙂

  3. March 20, 2014 7:50 am

    It was a bit potholey but managed to steer round them. Liked Pie in the Sky. Shame that Richard Griffiths died.

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