Newlands Horseshoe

Category: Hike

The Route:
Although a long walk this route can be adapted to make a shorter route by descending from the ridge at various points. We will climb the northern ridge of Robinson, along the High Snab Bank ridge to the summit, with great views over the Newlands valley and down to Crummock Water to the south.

The ridge continues over Hindscarth to the summit of Dale Head, the highest peak of the ridge, with spectacular views north down into the Newlands 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 and the wonderful ridge north over Maiden Moor to Cat Bells, here we will descend past the old mine workings to the Newlands Valley and Little Town

Where to Meet:
From Keswick / A66: Turn off theA66 (Between Keswick and Cockermouth into the village of Braithwaite, after the camp site turn left (signposted to the Newlands Valley) turn left again over the bridge and follow this road out of the village. Continue on this road crossing a cattle grid and the bridge at Stonycroft. Continue past the Stair turning until a bridge is crossed on a hairpin, shortly after this a road will lead to the left, follow this to the bottom of the valley, crossing the bridge until a car park is seen on the right of the road (free), just past a sharp corner. We will meet here.


Friday June 09 2017 at 10:00 am 7 Hours

PRICES£28 Individual


A printed map and route card for the days walk is provided for each client so that they can follow the days progress.

Each client is expected to bring suitable personal equipment, this should include the following:
Walking Boots / Walking shoes
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable warm clothing for walking (no jeans)
Warm tops
Packed lunch
Torch (Preferably a head-torch)
Warm hat


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Further details can be found on the Lake District Walker website.



Telephone: 0844 693 3389


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