Geo-Trips :: A walk from Keswick and a wander around the town

Keswick

A walk from Keswick, Thu, 20 Jun 2019 by Michael Dibb

A very pleasant circular walk from Keswick with great views. Afterwards a stroll through Keswick.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NY2723 : Along the former railway [1] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [1]
Seen from Brundholme Road is the bridge carrying the dismantled Cockermouth,... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [2] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [2]
From Brundholme Road steps lead up to the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth,... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [3] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [3]
Along the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway. A... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [4] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [4]
The bridge carries the path created on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth,... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [5] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [5]
A view of the River Greta looking upstream from the bridge carrying the path... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [6] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [6]
A view of the River Greta looking downstream from the bridge carrying the path... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [7] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [7]
A section of the path created on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth,... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [8] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [8]
A section of the path created on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth,... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [9] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [9]
The path created on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth, Keswick and... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [10] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [10]
Information notices advising that a section of the path created on the trackbed of... more

NY2723 : Along the former railway [11] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [11]
Forge Bridge seen from the path created on the trackbed of the dismantled... more

NY2823 : Along the former railway [12] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [12]
Brigham Forge Cottages seen from the path created on the trackbed of the... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [13] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [13]
The A66 Keswick Bypass crosses both the River Greta and the path created on the... more

NY2823 : Along the former railway [14] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [14]
The A66 Keswick Bypass crosses both the River Greta and the path created on the... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [16] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [16]
Here the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway ran... more

NY2823 : Along the former railway [17] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [17]
Here the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway ran... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [18] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [18]
A view of the River Greta from the wooden walkway section of the path following... more

NY2823 : Along the former railway [19] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [19]
The blocked entrance to the tunnel through which ran the trackbed of the... more

NY2823 : Along the former railway [20] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [20]
Here the path created on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth, Keswick and... more

NY2823 : Along the former railway [21] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [21]
A small stream tickles down alongside the path created on the trackbed of the... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [22] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [22]
The path created on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth, Keswick and... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [24] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [24]
The path on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [25] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [25]
A view of the River Greta looking upstream from the bridge carrying the path on... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [26] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [26]
A view of the River Greta looking downstream from the bridge carrying the path on... more

NY2824 : Along the former railway [27] by Michael Dibb
Along the former railway [27]
The path ahead over the bridge on the trackbed of the dismantled Cockermouth,... more

NY2824 : The ascent to Latrigg [1] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [1]
Looking back along the path towards the River Greta. After leaving the path on... more

NY2824 : The ascent to Latrigg [2] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [2]
The path continues through the wood. After leaving the path on the trackbed of... more

NY2824 : The ascent to Latrigg [3] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [3]
Seen from the path, this stream flows down to add its water to the River Greta.... more

NY2824 : The ascent to Latrigg [4] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [4]
A view from the path of the River Greta. In the distance is one of the bridges... more

NY2924 : The ascent to Latrigg [5] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [5]
The path continues to climb. After leaving the path on the trackbed of the... more

NY2924 : The ascent to Latrigg [6] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [6]
The path zig-zags at this point. This is looking back down. After leaving the... more

NY2924 : The ascent to Latrigg [7] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [7]
The path zig-zags at this point. This is looking up towards the road. After... more

NY2924 : The ascent to Latrigg [8] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [8]
The path reaches the minor road. The road is closed between this point and Keswick... more

NY2924 : The ascent to Latrigg [9] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [9]
The ascent continues along the minor road. After leaving the path on the trackbed... more

NY2925 : The ascent to Latrigg [10] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [10]
A minor road, three tracks and several paths meet at this point. This is the minor... more

NY2925 : The ascent to Latrigg [11] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [11]
A minor road, three tracks and several paths meet at this point. The track to... more

NY2925 : The ascent to Latrigg [12] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [12]
A view back along the track with a view to St John's in the Vale with Clough Head... more

NY2925 : The ascent to Latrigg [13] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [13]
As the track continues to climb the views open out. This is looking north with... more

NY2925 : The ascent to Latrigg [14] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [14]
Lonscale Farm is seen from the track. After climbing up through Brundholm Wood,... more

NY2925 : The ascent to Latrigg [15] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [15]
The track continues to ascend. After climbing up through Brundholm Wood, then... more

NY2925 : The ascent to Latrigg [16] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [16]
Seen from the path, there is some new planting at the top of Brundholm Wood. The... more

NY2825 : The ascent to Latrigg [17] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [17]
The path here runs alongside an area that has been replanted. In the distance is... more

NY2825 : The ascent to Latrigg [18] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [18]
The path here runs alongside an area that has been replanted. After climbing up... more

NY2825 : The ascent to Latrigg [19] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [19]
The valley of Whit Beck on Lonscale Fell with the summit of Skiddaw in the... more

NY2825 : The ascent to Latrigg [20] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [20]
The path passes through this gate alongside an area that has been replanted.... more

NY2825 : The ascent to Latrigg [21] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [21]
The path continues alongside an area that has been replanted. After climbing up... more

NY2825 : The ascent to Latrigg [22] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [22]
The track continues towards the Skiddaw Walk car park near Ormathwaite whilst the... more

NY2825 : The ascent to Latrigg [23] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [23]
The path is barely discernible as it heads towards the corner of the fence on the... more

NY2824 : The ascent to Latrigg [24] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [24]
The path follows the fence line as it heads towards Latrigg. After climbing up... more

NY2824 : The ascent to Latrigg [25] by Michael Dibb
The ascent to Latrigg [25]
Near the summit the path passes through this gate. After climbing up through... more

NY2723 : The views from Latrigg [1] by Michael Dibb
The views from Latrigg [1]
Seen from the path near the summit is this view of Keswick and Derwent Water.

NY2723 : The views from Latrigg [2] by Michael Dibb
The views from Latrigg [2]
From the summit is this view of Keswick and Derwent Water.

NY2724 : The views from Latrigg [3] by Michael Dibb
The views from Latrigg [3]
From the summit of Latrigg there is a slight descent towards a sharp bend in the... more

NY2724 : The bench with the view [1] by Michael Dibb
The bench with the view [1]
This bench on a sharp bend in the footpath has a magnificent view. In the... more

NY2724 : The bench with the view [2] by Michael Dibb
The bench with the view [2]
This bench on a sharp bend in the footpath has a magnificent view. In the... more

NY2724 : The descent from Latrigg [1] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [1]
The well surfaced path heads down. Seen from near the bench with the view.... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [2] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [2]
The path approaches a junction. Lonscale Fell with the footpath to Skiddaw is... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [3] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [3]
The path to the left is the main path towards Keswick. The path to the right is... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [4] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [4]
The path zig-zags down the flank of Mallen Dodd.

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [5] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [5]
A former gatepost stands at the side of the path.

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [6] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [6]
At the junction of the path and the bridleway there are three ways to go. This is... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [7] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [7]
At the junction of the path and the bridleway there are three ways to go. This is... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [8] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [8]
At the junction of the path and the bridleway there are three ways to go This is... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [9] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [9]
The bridleway continues downwards towards Keswick and offers some very fine views.... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [10] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [10]
Seen from the bridleway, across a replanted area and Bruntholm Wood, is an area of... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [11] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [11]
A sign by the gate invites walkers to stroll through Bruntholme Wood Seen from the... more

NY2725 : The descent from Latrigg [12] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [12]
The gate is just before the bridleway passes into a wooded area. This is part of... more

NY2724 : The descent from Latrigg [13] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [13]
The bridleway continues to descent through woodland towards Keswick. The... more

NY2724 : The descent from Latrigg [14] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [14]
The bridleway continues to descent through woodland towards Keswick. The... more

NY2724 : The descent from Latrigg [15] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [15]
The bridleway continues to descent through woodland towards Keswick with a glimpse... more

NY2724 : The descent from Latrigg [16] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [16]
The bridleway continues to descent through woodland towards Keswick. The... more

NY2724 : The descent from Latrigg [17] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [17]
Leading off the bridleway is this track signposted as 'Brundholme Woods circular... more

NY2724 : The descent from Latrigg [18] by Michael Dibb
The descent from Latrigg [18]
An information board about the paths and bridleways in Latrigg Woods and the... more

NY2724 : Path leaves the bridleway by Michael Dibb
Path leaves the bridleway
From the bridleway this path leads to Ormathwaite. The bridleway is part of the... more

NY2624 : Over the bypass [1] by Michael Dibb
Over the bypass [1]
Spoonygreen Lane, a public bridleway, rises to cross the A66 Kendal Bypass. The... more

NY2624 : Over the bypass [2] by Michael Dibb
Over the bypass [2]
The A66 Kendal Bypass, looking east, seen from the bridge carrying Spoonygreen... more

NY2624 : Over the bypass [3] by Michael Dibb
Over the bypass [3]
The A66 Kendal Bypass, looking west, seen from the bridge carrying Spoonygreen... more

NY2624 : Pipeline works by Michael Dibb
Pipeline works
A new pipeline is being laid, seen here from Spoonygreen Lane.

NY2624 : Lane meets road by Michael Dibb
Lane meets road
Spoonygreen Lane meets Brundholme Road. The lane is also a public footpath, part... more

NY2624 : Briar Rigg by Michael Dibb
Briar Rigg
Modern housing at Briar Rigg, seen from Brundholme Road.

NY2624 : Path leaves the road by Michael Dibb
Path leaves the road
From the end of Spoonygreen Lane to this point of Brundholme Road there is a paved... more

NY2623 : Roadside path [1] by Michael Dibb
Roadside path [1]
The roadside path has been created recently and allows walkers to avoid walking on... more

NY2723 : Roadside path [2] by Michael Dibb
Roadside path [2]
The roadside path has been created recently and allows walkers to avoid walking on... more

NY2623 : Nearly at the end by Michael Dibb
Nearly at the end
Runners entering Keswick's Market Place. Amongst the runners was Paul Tierney who... more

NY2623 : Keswick houses [1] by Michael Dibb
Keswick houses [1]
Numbers 123 and 125 Main Street are a pair of identical houses. Interestingly one... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [1] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [1]
The Cumberland Pencil Museum is sited near the original factory. The company now... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [2] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [2]
The original Cumberland Pencil Company's factory. Nearby is the pencil museum... more

NY2623 : Over the river by Michael Dibb
Over the river
The bridge carries Main Street over the River Greta.

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [3] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [3]
Built in 1893, this Industrial Arts & Crafts Centre has an historical... more

NY2623 : Keswick houses [2] by Michael Dibb
Keswick houses [2]
Numbers 3 to 6 High Hill were built in the 17th century and are listed, grade II,... more

NY2623 : Keswick houses [3] by Michael Dibb
Keswick houses [3]
The fine old studded door at number 4 High Hill seen at [[6217006]].

NY2623 : Catholic church by Michael Dibb
Catholic church
Our Lady of the Lakes church was built in 1928.

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [4] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [4]
Built in 1833 as a Sunday School, this fine building is now a social centre.... more

NY2623 : Keswick houses [5] by Michael Dibb
Keswick houses [5]
A glimpse of Greta Hall through the entrance gates. Now holiday accommodation for... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [5] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [5]
These buildings were formerly part of Keswick School and have been redeveloped for... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [6] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [6]
These buildings were formerly part of Keswick School and have been redeveloped as... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [7] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [7]
Numbers 87 and 89 Main Street is 18th century and listed along with numbers 85 and... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [8] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [8]
This fine former courthouse and attached police station built in 1902 is now a... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [9] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [9]
The former County Hotel appears to have been closed for some time. This early 19th... more

NY2623 : Keswick buildings [10] by Michael Dibb
Keswick buildings [10]
This guest house in Penrith Road had some nice Dutch gables. Shame about the... more

NY2623 : War memorial by Michael Dibb
War memorial
The memorial was unveiled in 1922 and re-dedicated in 1947. Listed, grade II,... more

NY2623 : Over the river [1] by Michael Dibb
Over the river [1]
The attractive bridge carries Station Road over the River Greta. Built in 1865 to... more

NY2623 : Over the river [2] by Michael Dibb
Over the river [2]
This footbridge links Penrith Road with Upper Fitz Park. Seen from the bridge... more

NY2623 : Fitz Park [1] by Michael Dibb
Fitz Park [1]
The gateway into Upper Fitz Park from Station Road. The gates are a memorial to H... more

NY2623 : Fitz Park [2] by Michael Dibb
Fitz Park [2]
The gateway into Lower Fitz Park from Station Road. The gates are a memorial to J... more

NY2623 : Fitz Park [3] by Michael Dibb
Fitz Park [3]
The tennis courts in Lower Fitz Park. Fitz Park comprises 28 acres of riverside... more

NY2623 : Fitz Park [5] by Michael Dibb
Fitz Park [5]
The cricket pavilion in Lower Fitz Park. The ground is home to Keswick Cricket... more

NY2623 : Fitz Park [6] by Michael Dibb
Fitz Park [6]
Keswick Art Gallery and Museum, seen here from Station Road, was formed in 1873... more

NY2623 : Fitz Park [7] by Michael Dibb
Fitz Park [7]
Keswick Art Gallery and Museum, seen here from inside the park, was formed in 1873... more

NY2723 : Keswick railway station by Michael Dibb
Keswick railway station
The station was built in the 1860's for the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith... more

NY2723 : Keswick Hotel [1] by Michael Dibb
Keswick Hotel [1]
The main (west) front of the hotel which was built by the Cockermouth, Keswick and... more

NY2723 : Keswick Hotel [2] by Michael Dibb
Keswick Hotel [2]
The south front of the hotel which was built by the Cockermouth, Keswick and... more

NY2723 : Keswick Hotel [3] by Michael Dibb
Keswick Hotel [3]
The east front of the hotel which was built by the Cockermouth, Keswick and... more

NY2723 : Keswick Hotel [4] by Michael Dibb
Keswick Hotel [4]
The hotel has some attractive gardens. This is the pathway to Brundholme Road.... more

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