This board helps you to share your walking route experiences in England and Wales... or overseas.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Extended Newland Round

Extended Newland Round

Postby Broggy1 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:24 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Ard Crags, Cat Bells, Dale Head, High Spy, Hindscarth, Knott Rigg, Maiden Moor, Robinson

Hewitts included on this walk: Dale Head, High Spy, Hindscarth, Robinson

Date walked: 02/11/2017

Time taken: 5.25

Distance: 23.5 km

Ascent: 1841m

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

Half term so I had the chance for another day off and Thursday looked to be the good weather day so it was back to the Lakes again!

It had been years since I'd done the direct climb up Cat Bells from Hawse End so opted for that and then the ever magnificent Newlands Round.

Extended it to visit the Dewey hill of High Snockrigg and then up on to the underrated Knott Rigg/Ard Crags ridge.

Any cloud in the sky had passed by midday and with light winds it was another belting day on some of the best ridge walks in the Lakes.

1 Catbells and Newlands Horsehoe ahead.JPG
Cat Bells and the Newlands Horseshoe ahead.

I was only a boy when I last climbed Cat Bells from here and it's a lovely climb albeit on an eroded path.

Owing to it's obvious popularity I was glad I was here relatively early.

2 DW from Catbells.JPG
Derwent Water from Cat Bells

3 Cloud hugging Dale Head and Hindscarth from Maiden Moor.JPG
Dale Head (with a bit of light cloud hugging it) and Hindscarth from Maiden Moor

4 Looking back from HIgh Spy Skiddaw in cloud.JPG
Looking back from High Spy and there is still a bank of cloud on Skiddaw

5 DH behind DH Tarn.JPG
Dale Head behind Dale Head Tarn

6 Newlands from DH.JPG
The classic view from Dale Head

7 High Stile ridge.JPG
High Stile Ridge

8 Skiddaw now clear from HIndscarth.JPG
Skiddaw now clear from Hindscarth

9 Grasmmor and Eel Crag from Robinson.JPG
Grasmoor and Eel Crag from Robinson

10 Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater.JPG
Lovely view of Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and surrounding hills as I descend Robinson

11 High Snockrigg across Buttermere Moss.JPG
High Snockrigg across Buttermere Moss.

12 High Srile from High Snockrogg.JPG
High Stile is up close from High Snockrigg

13 Back to Robinson.JPG
Looking back to Robinson again over Buttermere Moss - which is certainly a wet place by Lakeland standards

14 Steeply down to Newlands.JPG
Steeply down to a closed Newlands Hause with Knott Rigg looking equally steep on the other side

15 Moss Force.JPG
Moss Force - I had better views of this from Knott Rigg but the sun was too much of a hindrance to get a decent picture

16 Ridge ahead from Knott Rigg.JPG
The ridge ahead from Knott Rigg

17 Heading for Ard Crags.JPG
Ard Crags now ahead

18 Wandope, Ell Crag and Sail look massive from Ard Crags.JPG
Wandope, Eel Crag and Sail look much bigger than they actually are from Ard Crags

19 Catbells ahead.JPG
Down in Rigg Beck now with Cat Bells ahead

20 Back to Causey Pike and Ard Crags.JPG
After a short road walk to Little Town I got this great view of Causey Pike and Ard Crags

21 Good path back with Skiddaw in view.JPG
There's a little bit more ascent to reach it but the path along the flank of Cat Bells back to Skelgill is really pleasant.

Skiddaw ahead again.
User avatar
Mountain Walker
Posts: 1016
Munros:100   Corbetts:18
Grahams:4   Donalds:12
Sub 2000:4   Hewitts:271
Wainwrights:214   Islands:1
Joined: Jul 22, 2013

Re: Extended Newland Round

Postby poppiesrara » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:41 pm

An epic, Broggy! That's a wonderfully-captured view from the descent of Robinson.
User avatar
Mountain Walker
Posts: 1411
Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Location: Leicestershire

Re: Extended Newland Round

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:44 am

Nice one! Some excellent views from many vantage points.

I have these in mind for route next summer, with probably a few additions.
User avatar
Posts: 3459
Munros:176   Corbetts:33
Joined: May 25, 2013
Location: Effete South (of WIgan, anyway)

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?

Return to Walk reports - Outside Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests