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Latterbarrow, Ambleside

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Latterbarrow is a hill in the English Lake District, east of Hawkshead, Cumbria. It is the subject of a chapter of Wainwright's book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. It reaches 803 feet (245 m) and is surmounted by a monument, but Wainwright, unusually, makes no comment on the monument's age or purpose, merely mentioning this "... elegant obelisk being prominently in view from Hawkshead and the Ambleside district." He recommends an anticlockwise circuit from Colthouse, near Hawkshead, and describes it as "a circular walk needing little effort yet yielding much delight".

The name may indicate a hill where animals had their lair, from Old Norse látr, a lair or sty, and berg, a hill.
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  • Decent views over Hawkshead and Windemere even on a wet and very windy day. Worth the effort in getting up there and IMO the 'easier' way is to stay right at the first fork on the footpath and... 
    Decent views over Hawkshead and Windemere even on a wet and very windy day. Worth the effort in getting up there and IMO the 'easier' way is to stay right at the first fork on the footpath and...  more »
  • Fantastic 2-3 hour walk following an old printed guide bought years ago.. lovely views and moderate to medium standard for walkers. A great way to pass a Sunday morning.. 
    Fantastic 2-3 hour walk following an old printed guide bought years ago.. lovely views and moderate to medium standard for walkers. A great way to pass a Sunday morning..  more »
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  • Easy to get to - walk up not v strenuous at all. Views from the top are stunning
  • Only a small hill but well worth the little climb. You can see for miles, practically half of all the fells in the Lake District.

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