Latrigg

Date: 16 Sep 2016 Weather: 16’C, showery, light wind
Height gain: 326 ft Distance: 1.8 miles
Time taken: 1 hour Wainwrights: 15(?) of 214

Route:  From car park near the top up to the summit and back the same way.


First day of our holiday and we’re in Keswick in a B&B for a couple of nights before heading to our holiday accommodation in Ambleside.  S has been to visit his parents today and, at 5pm, we need some fresh air and exercise so head for Latrigg.

We park at the car park which is very close to the top, with Skiddaw looming behind us.  It’s a pleasant evening but there are clouds about and there’s a light shower of rain as we climb.

In just over 300ft we’re at the top:

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The views really are lovely from this little mountain, here looking down to Keswick and Derwentwater:

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Skiddaw is massive behind us:

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We sit down and take in the views and S tries to decompress from his stressful day.  The sunshine and rain gives us a rainbow:

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The light is changing quite rapidly in the showers and the views down to Derwentwater look magical:

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Once we’ve let the fresh air work its magic we set off again for the short descent back to the car.

This walk was what we needed for recharging the batteries late in the day but I’m not sure I can count it as a proper ascent of Latrigg …… I’m going to have to come back and do it “properly” before I can count round two as complete.