Join the UProjects mountain leaders on The Newlands Valley Horseshoe guided walk, this is a wonderful ridge walk taking in six great summits and some amazing scenery, particularly the view from the summit of Dale Head, the highest point of the round.
Distance: 18 kilometres / 12 miles
Total ascent: 1190 m / 3900 ft
We will climb the northern ridge of Robinson, along the High Snab Bank ridge to the summit at 737 metres / 2418 feet above sea level , with great views over the Newlands Valley and down to Crummock Water to the south.
The ridge continues over to the summit of Hindscarth at 727 metres / 2385 feet and onwards to the summit of Dale Head, the highest peak of the ridge at 720 metres / 2362 feet, with spectacular views north down into theNewlands Valley and across to Skiddaw.
A steep descent on a good path brings us to Dale Head Tarn where we will begin to climb again to the summit of High Spy (653 metres / 2142 feet) and the wonderful ridge north over Maiden Moor (576 metres / 1890 feet) to Catbells (451 metres 1480 feet), here we will descend past the old mine workings to the Newlands Valley and return to Little town.
Nearby Keswick is a great place to stay over with great campsites, B & B’s and Hotels.