Keswick to Newlands Hause

Sat 28 Jul 2007

Route: Moot Hall, Keswick - Portinscale - Cumbria Way - Hawes End - Skelgill Bank - Catbells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - Blea Crag Cairn - High Spy - Dalehead Tarn - Dale Head - Hindscarth Edge - Hindscarth - Littledale Edge - Robinson - Buttermere Moss - Newlands Hause

Distance: 11.75 miles

Ascent: 4,250ft

Time: 6 hours

With: Anne


Windy, overcast to start but cloud becoming more broken giving some blue sky and sunshine.

Day four of the Wainwright Memorial Walk

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Saturday is market day in Keswick

The Skiddaw fells in cloud from the Portinscale suspension bridge over the River Derwent

Catbells from 'The Park'

Swinside from Hawse End

Derwent Water and Blencathra from our ascent of Skelgill Bank

Looking towards Newlands Pass with Robinson on the left from Skelgill Bank

Causey Pike seen across the Newlands valley

Hindscarth and Robinson from Skelgill Bank

Looking along Skelgill Bank to Catbells

The view north from our ascent of Catbells with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance

Looking across Derwent Water to Keswick and Blencathra from Catbells' summit

Maiden Moor from Catbells

Newlands from Catbells

Looking back to Catbells from just above Hause Gate

Catbells with the Skiddaw fells behind from our route up Maiden Moor

Maiden Moor from our route to High Spy

Grange below and the Helvellyn ridge behind Hight Seat and High Tove from near the Blea Crag cairn

High Spy with Dale Head on the right

High Spy summit

Heading down to Dalehead Tarn (far right) with the high central fells ahead

Looking back down on Dalehead Tarn as we head up Dale Head. Its a long way up, nearly 900ft from tarn to summit!

The view north down Newlands to the Skiddaw fells from Dale Head's summit

Dale Head summit with the Helvellyn range in the distance

Honister Crag, the Via Ferrata takes the long ramp rising to the right. Great Gable and Kirk Fell beyond

Hindscarth from Dale Head

Heading along Hindscarth Edge

Gatesgarthdale Beck flowing into Buttermere with the High Stile ridge behind

Hindscarth Edge leading to Dale Head on the left with the high central fells in the distance from Hindscarth (Great Gable above the cairn)

Approaching Hindscarth's summit

Hindscarth summit cairn

The view north to Skiddaw and Blencathra from Hindscarth's summit

Heading down to Littledale Edge from Hindscarth with Pillar and the High Stile ridge ahead

Dale Head, Honister Pass and Honister Crag from our ascent of Robinson

Looking south from Robinson's summit to the Scafells

Robinson's summit

Crummock Water with Loweswater beyond from near Robinson's summit

Looking down on Newlands Hause from Robinson

Grasmoor behind Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Eel Crag (Crag Hill) and Sail from Buttermere Moss

The Newlands Pass road and Keskadale Beck

Descending to Newlands Hause

Previous Walk: Sale Fell (Tue 24 Jul 2007)

Next Walk: Four Stones Hill and Haweswater (Sun 29 Jul 2007)

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