Friday, 13th March 2009


Walk: Latrigg - From the car park to the summit and return on the limited mobility path

High Rigg - From St John's Church, St John's in the Vale, to High Rigg and return

Start Point: 1 - Latrigg car park     2 - St John's Church Grid Ref: 1 - NY 280 253     2 - NY 307 225
Distance: 2.5 miles Ascent: 700 feet
Weather: A dull morning
Accompanied by:


Comments: Latrigg
As we have visited this summit a number of times previously, but not taken photos, this walk was just to get the pictures we needed. Walking across to the summit we were surprised to see a large flock of sheep heading in one direction. As a farmer appeared they eventually turned to head in the opposite direction. All became clear when he stopped his quad bike and spread feed out on the ground. After taking the required photos we made our way across to the end of the limited mobility path to make our way back to the car. We decided that whilst it may be possible for some people to use this path it would be very difficult to push a wheelchair along it - and somewhat uncomfortable for the passenger.

High Rigg
Again, we have visited this summit previously and today's walk was just to get some photographs. After a quick visit to the church yard, where there used to be a well, we headed round to the back of the Youth Centre and up the grassy path. It wasn't long before the reached the rocky knoll but unfortunately the mist prevented us from enjoying the views. After our photographic session we returned to the church yard to take advantage of the benches for our morning coffee. However, with the onset of rain we were quickly on our way.


Scroll down to see photos of the walk


A flock of sheep start to head across to the right . . .


then turn to head across the the left . . .


so that is what they were looking for!


From the summit we get a good view of Keswick, Derwent Water and the surrounding fells . . .


and to the west are Whinlatter Pass and fells . . .


whilst looking north to north-west we find Dodd, Carl Side and Skiddaw,


Typical of the day, the mist starts to close in across Lonscale Fell


Zooming in on the back of Ferndene where we stayed in the annexe - the large white building near the centre of the picture


Butting horns . . .


whilst the rest of the group enjoy their breakfast


High Rigg

The site of the old well in St John's Church yard


High Rigg - but sadly no views


Leaving High Rigg


St John's Church


A robin chooses a cross for its perch

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