Lattrig from Keswick

At 368m (1207ft), Lattrig is one of the lowest fells in the Lake District. However, the views from the summit are unrivalled and that’s what makes it such a popular climb. This route takes you steeply uphill through both Lattrig and Bruntholme Woods before an easy ascent to the Viewpoint.

Technical sheet
No. 26233548
A Keswick walk posted on 30/08/22 by Gillian's Walks. Update : 29/09/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h30[?]
Distance Distance : 9.37km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 278m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 271m
Highest point Highest point : 354m
Lowest point Lowest point : 85m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Keswick
Starting point Starting point : N 54.600663° / W 3.137214°
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Lattrig

Description

Start : Keswick Tourist Information Office (CA12 5BJ)

(D/A) From Keswick Tourist Information Office, head South East along St John’s Street, turning first left (North East) onto Station Street. At the end of Station Street, turn right (East) onto Penrith Road/A5271.

(1) You will see a bridge over the river ahead to the left. Cross the road carefully and walk across the footbridge into Fitz Park. Turn left (West) and follow the riverside path. The river should be on your left-hand side for about 500m.

(2) Look out for a sign for the BMX track. Turn right (North) here. After passing the football clubhouse and BMX track, turn left (North West) to reach Brundholme Road.

(3) Turn right (East) into Brundholme Road and walk along the road, turning first left (North East) onto Spoonygreen Lane, signposted ‘Public Bridleway, Skiddaw 4 miles‘. The track follows the Cumbria Way uphill into Lattrig Woods followed by Bruntholm Woods and around the side of the hill.

(4) Ignore any footpaths to the right, including one with a marker post indicating the route to Lattrig summit at 265m elevation (you will come back down that way).

(5) After walking on the Cumbria Way for 2km, you will arrive at a minor road. Turn right (South East) and walk through a small parking area.

(6) At the far end of the parking area, go through a gate on your right signposted ‘Limited Mobility Path, Lattrig Viewpoint‘. The footpath contours the hillside, ascending gently to a bench at a fine viewpoint. The summit is 300m further on your left along the path at 368m elevation, however is unmarked.

(7) To return, retrace your steps to the bench and go right for 400m to another fork.

(8) Look out for a finger post pointing left which says ‘Public Footpath‘. Turn left (North West) and follow the path downhill.

(9) At a crossroads, continue ahead (North West). The path zigzags down to re-join your uphill route at the Lattrig summit marker post (4). Turn left (South West) and retrace your steps back to Keswick Tourist Information Office (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 86m - Keswick Tourist Information Office
1 : km 0.35 - alt. 86m - Footbridge
2 : km 0.84 - alt. 87m - Sign for BMX track
3 : km 1.19 - alt. 88m - Brundholme Road
4 : km 3.13 - alt. 267m - Marker post for Lattrig summit
5 : km 3.52 - alt. 293m - Minor road
6 : km 3.58 - alt. 297m - Gate
7 : km 4.91 - alt. 354m - Lattrig summit
8 : km 5.65 - alt. 310m - Fork and finger post marked ‘Public Footpath‘
9 : km 5.78 - alt. 289m - Crossroads
D/A : km 9.37 - alt. 86m - Keswick Tourist Information Office

Useful Information

Start : Keswick Tourist Information Office (CA12 5BJ)

Transport
Suggested parking area: Central Car Park, Heads Road, Keswick (CA12 5DN)

Terrain
Well defined gravel paths and excellent signage. Gentle ascent and descent.

For more information and a walk review, visit Gillian's Walks

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Lake District National Park
  • Keswick - town with all amenities
  • Keswick Tourist Info Centre
  • River Greta
  • Lattrig Woods
  • Bruntholme Woods
  • Lattrig summit
  • Views to Derwent Water
  • The Cumbria Way - long distance hiking trail
  • Skiddaw mountain near by

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