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Latrigg from Keswick

Latrigg from Keswick


Postby Chris Mac » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:12 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Latrigg

Date walked: 16/04/2016

Time taken: 2

Distance: 7.23 km

Ascent: 417m

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Latrigg from Keswick with the route above the one we ended up taking out of many to choose from.

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Skiddaw to the left on the way up Latrigg on the right:
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Follow the path then bridge over the road:
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Begin the climb through Latrigg Woods:
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The view is great already...
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Around about here, where there is a junction, we took the path right and around the south side of Latrigg:
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We then turned left where you can see a steep path up the south of Latrigg, went through the gate and...
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Up we go and wow!
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Up the grassy path to the bench and main path:
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The Lake District in all its glory:
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The summit/path:
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Blencathra in the background:
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Skiddaw Little Man summit:
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Scafell and Scafell Pike to the south west:
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Blencathra again, going to head up it tomorrow!
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I could sit up here all day and admire the view but the rain is coming...
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Home time...
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...via the zig-zag main path:
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That's our path to the left of the boar in red dots:
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The view of Keswick and Derwent Water from Latrigg is brilliant, along with many of the surrounding Wainwrights and it takes no time at all to reach the summit. Well worth a walk as a warm up for Blencathra or Skiddaw or purely for the amazing scenery.

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Re: Latrigg from Keswick

Postby ChrisW » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:28 am

Beautiful views from that lump Chris, looks like you did ok with the weather too, even if the rain tried sneaking in later on. Love the panoramas and in particular the 'lake district in all its glory' shot...lovely :clap: :clap:
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Re: Latrigg from Keswick

Postby Chris Mac » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:42 am

Cheers Chris, aye it's a cracking wee lump and you can see all the big hills surrounding you, a stunningly pretty part of the country. I love my Scottish giants but there is something about the Lakes that keeps drawing us back there... :D
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