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Latrigg, Dodd and Binsey

Latrigg, Dodd and Binsey


Postby andy63 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:49 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Binsey, Dodd, Latrigg

Date walked: 24/01/2013

Time taken: 5.6

Distance: 18.1 km

Ascent: 1179m

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I wasn't sure if I should be climbing hills in this weather without having the climbing equipment, but I'd read that there hadn't been much snow in the Lake District so I decided to try some of the smaller Wainrights.

Part1:Latrigg and Dodd
Distance 15.5 km, total climb 998m, time taken 4.7 hours


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I started in Keswick.There is a path which goes up through the trees on the south side of Latrigg,but it looked a bit too steep and icy so I didn't risk it.Fortunately the ;public footpath on the other side of the hill was easy to walk up even with a bit of snow on it.

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Latrigg

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Keswick and Derwentwater

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Path up Latrigg

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Latrigg summit and Skiddaw

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Latrigg summit and Blencathra


After coming down from Latrigg I walked along a minor road through Applethwaite and Millbeck before heading up towards Dodd.
The OS map shows a path going up to Dodd through Lyzzick Wood, but Icouldn't see any sign of this,so I ended up following a fence line up the hill.This was quite difficult in the snow. I was holding on to the fence for most of the way up in case I slipped.
At the top of the fence line it got easier, and before long I was on a good path which goes up to the summit.

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Dodd summit and Carl Side

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Dodd summit and Bassenthwaite Lake

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Derwent Water from Dodd summit


I then found my way back down through a slightly confusing maze of paths to the car park at Mirehouse.I had been planning to make this a circular walk back to Keswick, but when I came to a bus stop and found there was one due in 10 minutes I decided to wait for it.

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Dodd from the road


After having a coffee in Keswick there was just enough time for a quick drive up to Binsey.

Part2: Binsey
Distance2.6km, climb 181m, time 0.9 hours


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It was starting to go dark as I went up the hill so I took a torch with me but I didn't need it.

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Path up Binsey

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Binsey summit and Skiddaw
Last edited by andy63 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Latrigg, Dodd and Binsey

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:18 am

Some beautiful shots there Andy but losing the light toward the end there, I'm surprised that there isn't a lot more snow too :shock:
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Re: Latrigg, Dodd and Binsey

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:14 pm

Glad you were able to reach all the summits and some beautiful views from the first walk :thumbup:

andy63 wrote:but when I came to a bus stop and found there was one due in 10 minutes I decided to wait for it.

That was a bit of luck :lol:
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Re: Latrigg, Dodd and Binsey

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:16 am

Some cracking pics
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