Newlands Round

Name of walk Newlands Round
Date of walk 2010-04-10
Distance walked (miles) 10
Duration of walk 7 hours 15 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Robinson, Hindscarf , Dale Head, High Spy , Maiden Moor and Catbells.
Walked with Brendan
Parking car parking near church

Saturday was due to be warm and sunny so we headed for Little Town to climb Robinson (2417ft), Hindscarf (2385ft), Dale Head (2473ft), High Spy (2143ft), Maiden Moor (1887ft) and Catbells (1481ft). A walk of over 10 miles.

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We got to Little Town by eight thirty and set off for the church. Passing lots of new born lambs on the way.

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The last time I came this way it was cold, wet, blowing a gale and misty, but today the conditions were perfect! Hindscarf on the left. We are making for Robinson on the right.

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Newlands church.

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Going up the steep grassy slope that leads to the ridge.

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Close up of the dam.

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After walking along the ridge for a bit you reach the three rock steps. Thankfully the rock was dry today so climbing them was a lot easier than last time.

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Looking down the ridge after climbing up the three rock steps.

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Still quite a way to the summit. Good views out all around!

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Summit shelter

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Looking over Rannerdale Knotts to Crummock Water and Loweswater beyond.

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A close-up. The Scottish hills were visible in the distance.

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Looking over Buttermere to High Stile and Red Pike.

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Fleetwith Pike.

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The Honister Pass, snow is still on the Scafells.

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Route to Hindscarf going off left. Dale Head on the right.

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From the route up to Hindscarf. Pillar on the left.

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View down Hindscarf ridge from the shelter.

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The Rescue Helicopter hovering in front of Honister Crags.

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View down to Buttermere and back to Robinson from the path up to Dale Head.

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Dale Head summit cairn.

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Great view down the dale to Skiddaw. We stopped here for lunch. It was very warm with no wind at all. Felt like summer!

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High Spy and Maiden Moor.

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Looking down on Dale Head Tarn and over to Ullscarf. Helvellyn range at the back.

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Dale Head Tarn.

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The way up to High Spy.

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Newlands Beck.

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Looking back at the steep descent route off Dale Head.

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High Spy summit cairn.

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Maiden Moor.

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Sitting on Bull Crag with Maiden Moor, Derwent Water and Keswick behind us.

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Catbells ahead. Bassenthwaite Lake on the left.

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Looking across Derwent Water to Walla Crag.

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View down the north ridge from Catbells summit.

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Looking south back to Maiden Moor. Loads of people on Catbells!

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Looking down on the track back to Little Town. Just above left is the car parking space and just above that is Newlands church. Robinson is top left, Hindcarf just below that.

There was a waterfall on the way down where we refilled our waterbottles. We had run out on High Spy and it was thirsty work today! Little Town Farm were doing afternoon tea and home made cakes. Somehow we managed to resist!
The walk took us seven hours and fifteen minutes. The views and weather were superb today!
Jo.
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