Northern Lake District

Route: Latrigg

Area: Northern Lake District

Date of walk: 4th December 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.2 miles

Weather: Mostly overcast and dull, light rain, very windy on top

The weather today was poor, but in comparison with the torrential rain and horrendous gales which have prevailed for most of the last month it felt like a good day for a walk. Humble Latrigg would fit the bill nicely

We parked as usual on the roadside at Briar Rigg and walked up Spooney Green Lane, crossing the bridge over the busy A66 along the way. After a while we joined the path leading to the top of Latrigg. The climbing was easy throughout

The views over Keswick and Derwent Water from the top of the fell were as superlative as ever, though it’s a shame that the weather was rather uninspiring. The wind was ferocious and it was hard keeping the camera steady

We then followed the ridge of the fell in an easterly direction down to Brundholme where we started the return leg along the old railway line, which crosses back and forth over the River Greta before ending in Keswick. This is a lovely walk, whatever the weather

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