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Date & start time: Monday 3rd November 2008. 10.30 am start.
Location of Event : Windebrowe Stables, Keswick, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 277 240 )
Places visited : Whinny Brow, Latrigg, Brundholme, River Greta and the railway path, back via Brundholme Woods on the other side of the river.
Walk details : 5 ml, 1375 ft of ascent, 2 hours.
Highest point : Latrigg Summit 1203 ft ( 368m)
Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Fine and sunny, but rather hazy into the sun.
The Calvert Trust Memorial Stone at the stables
Monday and Ann is off to help with Riding for the Disabled at The Calvert Trust in Keswick.
I take the chance of a walk up Latrigg while she's busy.
It's Autumn and what leaves are left after the storms are turning colour beautifully..
Bassenthwaite Lake and Ullock Pike from the Whinlatter Road. It's a fine day and a fine view.
The path I chose skirts round the base of Latrigg before climbing the fell so the first section here follows the A66 road.
The trees are looking good today.
The sheep ignore the open gateway, preferring the grass at the top of the field.
Rounding the fell I get the first views of Skiddaw.
A patch of light cloud clips the top of Dodd Fell.
A diversion in an upward direction allowed me to reach the mobility path
quicker than if I had followed the lane up and join it in the far distance.
At it's end, a bench with a view !
Below is a hazy Keswick, Derwent Water and the Newlands Valley.
Sail Fell and Grisedale Pike are in and out of the cloud, but Swinside at the foot of the lake has slightly more colour.
The recognisable double profile of Catbells, leading on to Maiden Moor and High Spy.
Centre, but lacking the distinctive crinkled top, is Causey Pike.
Turning my back on the view I call the dogs and we continue along the eastern ridge of Latrigg.
That's Blencathra, in particular Blease Fell, ahead.
In between, the colourful trees and valley of the Glenderaterra.
In the bottom of the valley is the popular railway walk along the old track of the Penrith, Keswick and Workington Railway.
The old bridges still stand and provide good access across the river.
However, I chose to leave the main path and head off along the opposite bank of the river.
This is the Greta as it curves round under Brundholme Woods.
It's peace and calm down here, with the sound of the river replacing the sound of the traffic.
It was now just a short uphill walk that brought me back to the stables where Ann had been this morning.
Work over, the horses are returned to their stalls and enjoy some fresh hay at lunchtime.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with with my Cannon G7 or Ann's Ixus 75 Digital cameras.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . the surviving Autumnal colours on the trees.
Previous walk - 31st October 2008 Hobcarton - Mission Impossible
A previous time up here - 13th July 2006 Castlerigg and the Keswick Railway Path