The Pheasant Inn is in the heart of walker's paradise and we have so many beautiful hikes on our doorstep. One of the best all-rounders is a walk up Latrigg, Keswick’s own fell, with routes for all ages and abilities and 360-degree views that are worth every single step.
Latrigg is one of the Lake District’s lowest fells at 386m but it punches far above its height with a great location, excellent accessibility and easygoing slopes. To tackle the full three-mile route, park at Keswick’s Tourist Information Centre and head to Spooney Green Lane, the bridleway signposted to Skiddaw which crosses the A66 to the western slopes of Latrigg. Turn right half a mile before the car park at the base of Lonscale and follow the zig zag path to the top of the gentle fell.
The beauty of this walk is its thoughtful shortcut created by the National Park Authority, perfect for parents with buggies and young children, elderly walkers, wheelchair users or those who only have an hour or so to stretch the legs. To walk this route up Latrigg drive to the car park area on the Skiddaw access road above Applethwaite and head through a couple of stile gates to pick up the path marked to the south-facing bench viewpoint. A thirty-minute walk to scenic paradise awaits - Latrigg’s summit has panoramic views over the Keswick skyline, rippling Derwentwater, the Skiddaw range and surrounding fells.
Latrigg truly is a fell for all seasons and a Wainwright walk for everyone, including dogs! (We're a dog friendly hotel with four bedrooms for dog owners). Experience Latrigg in winter by booking a break at the Pheasant Inn and warming up with a drink and meal in our bar after your walk.