Sunday, 14 June 2015

Latrigg

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Route: Gale Road, Latrigg, Mallen Dodd, Gale Road

Date: 14/06/2015
From: Gale Road

Parking: Gale Road
Start Point: Gale Road
Region: Northern Fells

Route length: 1.8 miles (2.8 km)
Time taken: 00:30
Average speed: 2.5 mph
Ascent: 96m
Descent: 104m

Wainwrights on this walk:
Latrigg (368m)

Other Summits: None

Other points of interest: None

Parking at the end of Gale Road allows you to get on top of Latrigg with relative ease, so much so that we decided on a quick excursion to the summit to make the most of an excellent afternoon weather-wise. The paths are easy to follow and there's even an accessible route for those with limited mobility. It really is a family fell. Here are the photos from our short walk.
Cars lined up in the car park
The flowing slopes of Skiddaw above the car park
Dodd with Bassenthwaite beyond
The path that circuits the fell top
Bleaberry Fell
Walla Crag
Looking towards St. John's in the Vale
The view from the summit
Panorama from the summit
Keswick and Derwentwater
Latrigg's summit
The shapely Catbells
A distant Borrowdale
Seat with a view
Another Keswick panorama
Some hazy North Western Fells
Keswick
A fine place for a pause