A gentle walk up Latrigg

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By TallPaul on 07/04/12 at 9:48pm

Hills walked:
Latrigg (Wainwright, Birkett, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Date started:28/01/2007
Distance:8.5 km or 5.3 miles
Ascent:250m or 820ft
Start OSGB:NY271238
Time taken:2:30

I confess that I hadn't gone to the Lake District to go walking. I was actually there, at rather short notice, for the wedding of my good friends Chris and Sarah who were about to depart these shores for America and had decided, after many years of living in sin, to tie the knot in their favourite part of the country. And thus it was that I came to Lakeland for the first time ever.

Chris and Sarah signing the book at the Register Office

The wedding went off very smoothly on Saturday but Sunday morning left me kicking my heels with time to spare before the train home so what to do? A look through the tourist info at the B&B and a squint at their map suggested a walk up Latrigg via the old railway line, which is now a permissive cycle path.

So that's what I did despite not been properly equipped at all but it's an easy walk in trainers so all was well and I got a good view from the top of Latrigg down over Keswick and Derwent Water beyond.

By TallPaul on 04/04/13 at 1:45pm

I'm reminded by something I was posting in our news today about the restoration of one of the railway bridges on WalkLakes that I mentioned this walk to Beth and she surveyed it in March last year and it's now our walk The old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg so there's lots more pictures there.

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