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Latrigg from the Blencathra Centre

 3rd October 2021

Route. Parking spot nr Blencathra Centre - Glenderaterra valley - Cumbria Way - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Rd. - Latrigg - Brundholme - Derwentfolds - Blencathra Centre. ( About 6.5 miles 1450ft ascent )

Although it's a fine little fell with fantastic views it's a long way for us to drive just to climb Latrigg so we cooked up a walk which would take us along on of my favourite paths and also let us explore the hillsides below and to the east of Latrigg which neither us had ever walked.


Light rain was forecast but it was dry as we parked up atthe handy spot just past the Blencathra Centre. Lovely view of a slice of Derwentwater and the fells beyond fro the start of the track.

Zooming in to Catbells with Hindscarth and Robinson in the background.


There were some really nice spell of Autumn sunshine today this one is lighting up the slopes of Lonscale fell.

The very top of Grisedale Pike is in cloud but most of the the north eastern side and the Whinlatter fells are clear.


It's very clear over to the south. Tewet tarn is the water below Low then High Rigg.


Emily is with us today and here she is rounding the corner with Great Calva ahead.


Looking down the valley from where the path crosses it's head.


Looking back. Our path is the one coming from right to left through the bracken.

It's the turn of St. John's in the vale to have a little sunshine.


Lovely dramatic clouds over the north western fells from the top of Latrigg.

Keswick down below from the path above Brundholme wood. I love walking on these rainy/sunny Autumn days when the sky is never still and the light is constantly changing.

The sun shines on Threlkeld Knotts and Clough Head.

A look back into the valley we have just walked around

Normally you would like not to have an uphill finish but it wasn't too bad a climb. Lovely now over High Rigg and the fells of the central ridge. Still a bit murky on Helvellyn though.



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