Keswick is perfectly located for an outdoor adventure, this scenic market town is right on the shores of Derwentwater and surrounded by high fells.
reward of stunning views across the Vale of Derwent and the fells of the central lakes. Or try a classic horseshoe route;
The Newlands Round takes in the famous trio of Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy and the more remote summits of Dale Head and Robinson.
Latrigg is Keswick’s premier viewpoint. It sits in a superb position high above the northern edge of town with its back nestled against Skiddaw’s towering flanks and its front and sides open across the whole Vale of Derwent. From its lofty summit you can sit and have a fantastic time spotting almost the whole of the Lake District’s central fells.
Most people tend to climb Latrigg direct from Keswick and return the same way, but a much superior option is a traverse across the top of Latrigg with a return to Keswick along the old railway line.
The advantage of this is the extended range of views towards the impressive flanks of Blencathra and Lonsdale, and the secretive delights of the River Greta as it cuts its course thorough a narrow gorge.
Starting and finishing in Keswick, the walks can take around 4 – 6 hours at a distance of 6 – 8 miles.
Terrain will be mixed, with steep valleys, cols, minor roads, bridleway, fell side path, grassy summit, broad gentle ridge, cycle-way along a disused railway.
Smartwool Routes – A set of golakes walking guides sponsored by Smartwool.
Each guide contains two walks designed to give both new and seasoned explorers inspiration to get out and discover more of this fantastic landscape.
Areas covered are; Ambleside, Keswick, Stavely and Kentmere.