Keswick Railway Path and Latrigg

Name of walk Keswick Railway Path and Latrigg
Date of walk 2013-11-01
Distance walked (miles) 5
Duration of walk 2 hours 0 minutes
Weather Some sunshine, but windy
Peaks on walk Latrigg
Walked with Ged
Parking End of Spooney Green Lane

Yesterday Ged and I went to Keswick and walked along the Old Railway Path and up to Latrigg. The weather has been awful for the past month, endless rain and gales. Ged was having a problem with a foot ligament so we just did something small and combined the walk with a mooch around Keswick’s Art Shops and George Fisher’s. We parked at the end of Spooney Green Lane.

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Looking up to Skiddaw.

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Latrigg

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Keswick Station, now a hotel.

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The start of the Railway Path. Looks like autumn is here.

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One of the many crossings of the River Greta.

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The boardwalk that replaces the tunnel.

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The top of the now filled in tunnel can be seen here.

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Low Briery and a friendly bear. Ged and I both started singing "If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise". We both agreed that the nature of the "surprise" one would get these days is not the one originally envisaged! As the song goes on to say "better not go alone". Sad.

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Bowstring Bridge.

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At the Railwayman's Hut we leave the path and take a sharp left through the gate and start the slow amble up to Latrigg

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View out to the hills.

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Causey Pike etc.

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A fine sign.

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Blease Fell, the near fell on Blencathra.

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Looking back towards the Mell Fells.

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Jenkin Hill route up Skiddaw. It would be very windy up there!

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Derwent Water and Keswick.

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It was very windy!

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Bassenthwaite Lake and Dodd.

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Returning down Spooney Green Lane. Ged in his Eric Morecambe shorts. I did try to get the message across to him that it was November, and it was going to be cold and very windy on the exposed summit. Everyone we passed was in coats and woolly hats. Ged stubbornly refused to concede that summer is over.

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Crossing the bridge with Latrigg behind.

A short walk of about 5 miles, and it only takes two hours. Time left for a coffee in Costa and a look around the shops. I have my knee arthroscopy on Monday, so no new walks for a couple of weeks, so I will have plenty of time to get on with back-dating the Southern Fells What joy! 😉

Jo.

 

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