Tarn Hows, Keswick and Latrigg

Post 4 from the Easter trip to the Lake District, so far we’ve had post number 500 which was just out favourite parts of the Lakes having been coming here for 14 years now. Then two posts of big walks, firstly Yewbarrow, Scoat Fell and Haycock, followed by Eagle Crag around to Ullscarf. This walk is another mix of days, the weather continued to stay kind for us, with lots of blue and some nice evening sunset walks. The first batch of pictures are of Tarn Hows, a National Trust spot which is always very, very busy. Either you come here early (before 10.30am) or get persistent/lucky to get a parking spot. We got one through taking our time and some patience. Next up is another evening walk down to Friars Crag and Derwent Water, which is just our go to place to walk off an evening meal. Finally a Latrigg walk in the evening, it had been a few visits since our last walk to Latrigg. We normally pick the Gale Road ascent in an evening, the car park is nearly always empty at that time and the sunsets are always very good, plus its the best view in the Lakes for hardly any effort. And we saw some deer. To be honest I could have put both Tarn Hows and Latrigg in my “500” post as we love both of these places as well (alongside Aira Force) but I have saved them for this one instead alongside some lovely sunshine and clouds.

Starting out with Tarn Hows, the hardest part of this walk is the parking, once the car is sorted then the walk is a doddle. If you can’t get in the National Trust parking then try the layby parking by Yew Tree Tarn. In the distance we have Black Fell behind the dark trees centre right and Caudale Moor away in the middle left
Left from the last photo is the Langdale Pikes and plenty of people sat having a sandwich
Following the easy path you get great views over the tarn to Wetherlam on the right and Coniston Old Man back left
The far end of the tarn and you cross the little bridge
Sunshine across Tarn Hows
Lovely Tarn Hows
A lovely day by the end as the white fluffy clouds stretch away above Tarn Hows, with a pointy dark Ill Bell in the distance
Now on to Keswick and the view from Hope Park. The classic view of Catbells with Skelwith Bank leading up there, Robinson is to the right of that and teeny Castle Crag is left at the far end of Derwent Water, backed by Glaramara and Great End
The favourite boat shot at Derwent Water. Always works well this one at sunset as the oranges and reds come out
Sun down across Derwent Water, Grisedale Pike to the left of the sun and the Keswick launches all tied up
Now we are heading for Latrigg and start out with some lambs
Photo taken by my step daughter has us heading out along the path backed by countless fells
There’s the Latrigg view, Keswick below and Derwent Water. Just a lovely composition
To the right is Lake Bassenthwaite with Dodd to the right
Left is the Helvellyn range, Clough Head, across The Dodds, and down to Helvellyn itself
One more look at that view
Two little springy fellas, cute as a button
Latrigg sunset
On the drive down we saw some deer in the enclosure by the road, above the large estate house at Underscar
Again some good photos by my step daughter. This holiday was like we’d ticked off our greatest hits in the Lakes of places to visit. The weather was really good and again spring seems to be the best option weather-wise for a Lake District visit.

3 thoughts on “Tarn Hows, Keswick and Latrigg

  1. I bivvied on Latrigg a few weekends ago. (Post to follow at some point!) I agree, it’s a superb view. I’ve yet to swim in Tarn Hows but I’ll get there eventually – I did swim in Derwent Water somewhere in the vicinity of those boats once, during an extended stag-do pub-crawl (it’s wasn’t the best idea, but then towards the end of a stag-do I find my ideas are often not the best!) Andy was there, but I don’t think he went for a dip. Then again, I once watched him take an inebriated swim in a sea-loch one New Year’s Eve, so he’s not immune to dodgy decision making either!

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