Newlands: Catbells to Ard Crags

Sun 29 Oct 2006

Route: Newlands Church, Little Town - Little Town - Skelgill - 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 - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Aikin Knott - Rigg Beck - Newlands Church

Distance: 14.50 miles

Ascent: 5,200ft

Time: 8 hours

With: David Hall and Anne


Blue sky and sunshine, shorts weather, what a change from yesterday's low cloud and rain.

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Swinside with the Skiddaw fells behind from near Little Town

The Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pike ridge with Ard Crags on the far left in front (to be our last peak of the day)

Looking over Derwent Water to Blencathra from our ascent of Catbells

Northerly panorama from Catbells

Catbells from Skelgill Bank

Hindscarth, Robinson and the Newlands valley from Skelgill Bank

Looking back to Catbells from the path up Maiden Moor

Looking over the remains of the Goldscope Mine to the Knott Rigg to Ard Crags ridge with Eel Crag (Crag Hill) the high point of the far ridge

Hindscarth and Robinson from Maiden Moor's summit cairn

360 Panorama from Maiden Moor's summit

Looking back to Maiden Moor as we head for High Spy

High Spy's large summit cairn

Hindscarth from High Spy

Clouds hugging the Scafells but Great Gable (right) is clear

The path we descended from High Spy to get to Dalehead Tarn

The steep pitched path up Dale Head from Dalehead Tarn

High Spy on the left, the Helvellyn ridge in the distance and Dalehead Tarn bottom right from Dale Head

Dale Head summit

360 Panorama from Dale Head's summit

Looking down the Newlands valley to Skiddaw from Dale Head's summit

The Buttermere valley with the High Stile ridge in shadow from Hindscarth Edge

Heading for Hindscarth (summit out of shot on far right) from Dale Head

Little Dale and the distinctive Causey Pike

Looking back to Hindscarth from the ascent of Robinson

Robinson's summit

Crummock Water either side of Rannerdale Knotts, Mellbreak and Loweswater

The ridge onto Knott Rigg from Newlands Hause with Grasmoor, Wandope, Eel Crag and Sail behind

Robinson from Buttermere Moss

Looking over Newlands Hause to Knott Rigg

Leaving Knott Rigg's summit, heading for Ard Crags our last top of the day

The Purple House, Rigg Beck

Previous Walk: Troutbeck Tongue (Sat 28 Oct 2006)

Next Walk: A Full Mosedale Round (Thu 2 Nov 2006)

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