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The Newlands Valley Horseshoe

  • Chapel Bridge Car Park Little Town, Newlands England, CA12 5TU United Kingdom (map)

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 

 Robinson, Hindscarth and Catbells

Robinson, Hindscarth and Catbells

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.

 The View From Dale Head

The View From Dale Head

 Catbells

Catbells

Nearby Keswick is a great place to stay over with great campsites, B & B’s and Hotels.

Cost £15 

Earlier Event: June 20
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Later Event: June 27
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