Often referred to as "Keswick’s fell" due to its proximity to the town, a circular walk up Latrigg takes in part of the Cumbria Way and the old railway line that ran between Penrith and Cockermouth.

The views from the top of Latrigg are delightful, taking in the town, Derwent Water, and the surrounding fells, whilst the summit is also a fabulous place for picnic.

The Route

View of Keswick & Derwent Water from Latrigg

View of Keswick & Derwent Water from Latrigg

The route starts at the beginning of the Bridleway also known as Spoonygreen Lane at Grid Ref NY 267 241. This leads you over the A66 via a bridge and onto a track that can get very muddy and slippery during wet weather. This part of the route is along the Cumbria way. 

There are various turnings off into Latrigg woods, but stick to the Cumbria Way until you reach rid Ref NY 276 253, where there is a turning on your left up a fairly steep slope. This route is passable for all terrain pushchairs, but at this point you may need two of you to lift the pushchair over some of the more bumpy ground. This path zig zags up the fell to the summit.

The path continues along the top of the summit towards the north west and back down the fell, joining a track at Grid Ref NY 285 248. Turn right onto this track and continue on until you meet the disused railway line at Grid Ref NY 298 247. Turn right onto the railway line and this well maintained level path takes you back into Keswick, ending at the Leisure Centre.

Useful Information

Parking: There is some roadside parking along Brundholme Road in Keswick with additional pay and display parking available further down the road at the leisure centre

Start Point: Grid Ref NY 267 241, where there is a turning from Brundholme Road onto a Bridleway (Spoonygreen Lane)

Summit: Grid Ref NY279 247; 368 metres above sea level

Distance: Approximately 5.5 miles

Terrain: Mixture of gravel track, grassy slopes, and flat well maintained paths

Total Time (Ascent & Descent): 3 - 4 hours

Suitable For: Adults with moderate fitness; All-terrain pushchairs with two adults; Older children


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