Latrigg, 24th April 2003

With rain forecast in the afternoon I planned a short walk, climbing Latrigg from an unfamiliar direction.
My route out of Keswick was along the old railway track in the direction of Penrith.
After about half a mile I left the disused railway track for a riverside path alongside the Greta.
The path reached the old mill near the locality of Brigham.
The Greta at Brigham.
The environs of the old mill, a picturesque bridge and a cluster of stone cottages.
The Greta from the bridge.
A waterslide adjacent to the old mill.
The old mill bridge at Brigham.
Another view of the bridge.
Beyond Brigham the riverside path enters Brundholme Wood.
The path winds high above the river.
The river meanders away to the south.
Another view of the Greta from Brundholme wood.
Brundholme Wood
Proof that sheep are actually woodland creatures.
The path reaches a vehicle track at the far edge of Brundholme Wood. 
At the far end of the wood the track reaches the road. Across the road a short driveway reaches a stile, which gives access to the east ridge of Latrigg. This is the Helvellyn ridge seen from the lower end of the ridge. 
Looking over to the southwest, there's Walla Crag to the left and the Catbells ridge on the other side of Derwentwater to the right.
Climbing Latrigg's east ridge.
The hidden valley of Lonscale.
A forest platnation on Latrigg's north slope.
Looking across to Skiddaw.
The view northeastwards towards Blencathra.
Nearing the summit, and looking down at Derwentwater.
Keswick from the summit ridge of Latrigg.
The valley of Underskiddaw, with Bassenthwaite Lake and the summit of Dodd beyond.
Skiddaw from Latrigg.
Blencathra from Latrigg.
Latrigg lacks a summit cairn, a trig point, or any summit marker at all. In fact the path runs straight across the highest point.
From the summit, the path runs down to the principal viewpoint.
From the principal viewpoint at the end of the ridge we're looking down on Keswick and Derwentwater.
Underskiddaw, seen from the descent. 
A path drops from the ridge to this track rising from Spooney Green Lane in Keswick, which is the main path to Skiddaw.
Returning along the path to Skiddaw and lunch.

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