This walk forms part of the “Weekend of Walking – the Summit Good Christmas Event in Keswick!” and links in with the day-time group walk and Christmas Meal on Saturday, 10th December in “The George” in Keswick.
Everybody is welcome – don’t forget your Santa hat!
Description: This is a very pleasant route which provides an alternative way up a fell which people often rush to the top of. From Moot Hall in Keswick, we’ll wander out of the town and follow tracks through Brundholme Wood until we reach the start of the gentle slope that leads to up Latrigg. Following this gentle slope, the summit is soon reached which provides an excellent vista over Keswick and Derwent Water. For those who are wanting a rest after such an “energetic” amble, there is a well-positioned bench nearby from which one can “take in the view”! We’ll return to Keswick via Mallen Dodd and a brief section of the Cumbria Way, before visiting a café for a hot chocolate and a natter!
Grade: Moderate (easy end of)
High Point: Latrigg summit (368 m)
Height gain: Approx. 360 m (1,200 ft)
Distance: Approx. 6 miles (10 km)
Meet Time: 10.15 am
Start Time: 10.30 am
Time: Approx. 4 hours
Start / Finish: Outside the main entrance of the Moot Hall, Market Place, Keswick, CA12 5JR. (This is the tourist information office.)
Car Parking: There are many places to park in and around Keswick, these include pay and display car parks as well as some on-street parking.
Public transport is available to Keswick. From Lancaster & Kendal it is the Stagecoach 555, from Carlisle the 73, and from Workington & Penrith the X4 & X5 buses.
Please let Wayne know in advance by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk (text 07753 121168)
If the conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk. If insufficient interest is shown in the walk it may be cancelled.