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.
This superb walk is developed in partnership and supported by Oldham Council`s Environmental Service and is featured in the Fit For Oldham project
Distance: 16 kilometres / 10 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.