Ignore the purists who say you should walk Latrigg from Keswick, this is a lovely stroll for when you only have an hour, just fancy a leg stretch. Or indeed have mobility problems but still want to get the fantastic views.
The car park does get quite busy with dog walkers and folk heading for Skiddaw.
If you need accommodation we have details of 90 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. Here are some examples:
Walk height profile
note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated
At the end of the car park go through the gate and then go through the gates immediately on your right. Turn left onto the gravel path, this is the Limited Mobility Path, up the hill and around to the right. Near the top there's a viewpoint with bench overlooking Keswick and Derwent Water. Continue past the viewpoint, the highest ground is somewhere on the rounded grass top but not obviously marked.
Descend back to the car park either by the way you came, or directly by the wide grass path.
If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks:
|Lonscale Fell via Burnt Horse Ridge||same start point|
|A longer walk over Bakestall and Skiddaw||58m (64 yards) away|
|Misty Skiddaw||67m (74 yards) away|
|Skiddaw Shepherd's Memorial||100m (110 yards) away|
|The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg||1.9km (1.2 miles) away|
|Castlerigg Stone Circle||2.0km (1.2 miles) away|
|Castlehead Viewpoint from the Moot Hall, Keswick||2.4km (1.5 miles) away|
|Cumbria Way - Keswick to Caldbeck||2.5km (1.5 miles) away|
|A short walk to Friar's Crag from the Moot Hall, Keswick||2.5km (1.5 miles) away|
|The National Trust Centenary Stone from Keswick||2.5km (1.5 miles) away|
|Around Derwent Water||2.5km (1.5 miles) away|
|Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge||3.7km (2.3 miles) away|
|Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell from Great Wood||4.0km (2.5 miles) away|
|Walla Crag and the Great Wood||4.1km (2.5 miles) away|
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