Lake District, Latrigg

We’re in the Lake District this weekend, yay! Arrived on Friday afternoon to a weather forecast of rain and then hopefully dry. Our first afternoon in Keswick, we did pretty much the only nearby short walk we hadn’t done before and climbed Latrigg, a tiny hill of 368m with marvellous views of Keswick. The weather stayed dry as we headed out of town on a familiar path towards Skiddaw and then promptly started raining heavily as soon as we turned from the sheltered path onto Malen Dodd and towards Latrigg top. Once there, the mist had settled all around us and the wind was blowing very hard. Keswick and Cat Bells just about discernible across Derwentwater:

keswick from latrigg in mist

 

We continued along the Latrigg top until we got to a fence where we turned right, away from wind and rain into Brundholme Wood, dark and completely still. We’d walked the old disused railway path on the other side of Greta River and Brundholme Wood before but weren’t prepared for this:

grea

 

My camera certainly wasn’t prepared either but my groaning rucksacks did not allow for packing of tripod. Shame, both Beloved and I wanted to spend hours in here taking photos. Anyway, this rather shaky one gives an idea of the utter silence and stillness and the tall, tall pines.

Once we reemerged onto the path back towards Keswick, the weather had completely cleared. Blue skies almost, which is what I love about the lakes, you never really know what’ll happen with the weather during any one day.

walking back from latrigg

 

Total distance walked – around five and a half miles. On way back, we walked to The Pheasant Inn for a pint before heading back into centre of Keswick.

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