Our ‘ Hairy Biker’ has shared another great blog. Dave went to Keswick and rode around Latrigg. Thank you again Dave for sharing with us.
Out again in the lovely lake district on a shorter ride round Latrigg. Keswick is our starting point so you could have a wander round this beautiful market town. There’s a traditional open market in the town centre every Saturday.
There is an abundance of outdoor shops and places to eat, but if like me and your partial to fish and chips, you could do alot worse than the Keswickian chippy. Car parking in high season is very busy in the centre of town, I save myself a few quid when I’ve got my bike by parking in the housing estate just after the petrol station on Penrith Roadd. The floods have damaged the bridge over the River Greta at Forge lane, so take the foot bridge opposite the fuel station over the river. Bear right and follow the bridleway up passed buildings and onto a tarmac road. Stay on the road for approximately 2 miles until it steepens before a signposted left turn onto a bridleway, leading you up the side of Latrigg with a small wood on your right.
Go through a gate and after short run down towards the car park, turn left onto a gravelled path and follow this round and up to the summit.
Stay, eat, drink and just take in the breathtaking views of this great little Hill. When you eventually tear yourself away descend the path you ascended to the car park. Take the left signposted bridleway to Keswick, but be careful on this path, it gets very busy with walkers and the odd time horses and their pilots. Enjoy this blast downhill to the main road and back to your car. This is a cracking little ride with a stunning views.
Hope you enjoy whatever you plan to do in one of the greatest places I believe in the world.
Until my next adventure, speak to you soon, the hairy biker.
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