View from LatriggLatrigg (367m or 1174ft) is our nearest fell. Climbing the fairly steep paths you gain a wonderful panoramic view of Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite.

For the energetic you may walk from Hazelmere, it will take 1-2 hours. Turn left on leaving Hazelmere and go as far as the road which turns right past the Cottage Hospital (there is a path along the side of this road) and into Briar Rigg Estate. Take the signed track on left, up Spooney Green Lane. The main track makes it way up to the top of Gale Road, which is often used as a car park for those venturing onto Skiddaw (931m, 3054 feet), the highest point in view. There are several paths branching off from Spooney Green Lane, all of which can be clearly seen (not signed) and will take you up the steep, grassy slopes to the large open summit where you get lovely views of Derwentwater, the mighty Blencathra to the East and Bassenthwaite to the West. You can leave the top of Latrigg and walk east towards Threlkeld close to Lonscale Farm. Threlkeld is a thriving village with a couple of good pubs for a lunch time snack. You could return to Keswick via the old railway line footpath, a lovely walk amidst natural woodland with the river. It is a lovely place to be as the sun sets. If you have walked far enough, there is a regular bus service through the village returning to Keswick.

For the less active Latrigg does have a road which climbs up almost to the summit so the final walk to the top is not too strenuous, a great idea for an evening stroll!

Things to do – Walks

Ascend Latrigg
Get a great view of Keswick

Railway Line Path/Lower Latrigg:
Delightful circular walk

Walk Around Derwentwater
Walk the whole 9 miles or hop on a launch and walk back

Walla Crag and Ashness
A classic walk with a classic view

Castlehead and Cockshot Wood
The woods are particularly lovely in May when the Blue Bells are out

Catbells
Favourite ridge walk rising up to 445m (1424 feet) with a clear path giving stunning views of Derwentwater

Things to do – Drives

Derwentwater Drive
A delightful drive through what we think is the loveliest valley of them all.

Buttermere & Crummock
This drive of just under 30 miles takes in spectacular passes and wonderful lake views. Several walks are suggested for this day out.

The North Lakes
A longer drive : around 60 miles – which takes in 6 lakes/tarns and the spectacular Kirkstone Pass.