Walk : The Newlands Round Cat Bells (1,481ft), Maiden Moor (1,877ft), High Spy (2,143ft), Dale Head (2,473ft)

Hindscarth (2,385ft),

Date : 22nd June 2011

Weather : Overcast threatening rain

 

Distance : 7 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour 10 mins to first summit (Cat Bells)

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

Overview

 

This circular walk starting at Hawes End near Derwent Water can be done either clock or anti clockwise. This blog describes the clockwise route

starting with Cat Bells. The drop in height from High Spy to Dale Head tarn is considerable, leaving a hefty pull up to Dale Head summit

 

 

Starting off on the engineered path to climb upto Cat Bells summit seen here centre right

 

 

Looking back north towards Bassenthwaite Lake

 

 

Blencathra from the summit of Cat Bells

 

 

Looking back to Cat Bells on the very clear path to Maiden Moor

 

 

Looking ahead towards Maiden Moor as the weather creeps in. Dale Head and Hindscarth just starting to be covered in mist

 

 

Looking over to Mosedale from Maiden Moor summit as I journey on to High Spy

 

 

Approaching the cairn on High Spy

 

 

The very well constructed cairn on High Spy

 

 

Looking across to Dale Head from High Spy

 

 

Looking over Dale Head to the massive bulk of Great Gable

 

 

The path up to Dale Head, however before that a considerable drop down to Dale Head tarn

 

 

Dale Head tarn

 

 

Looking down the Newlands valley from the summit of Dale Head

 

 

Looking north to Causey Pike from the summit of Dale Head

 

 

On the path to Hindscarth looking back to Dale Head

 

 

Back down on the valley floor and a look back to the descent of Scope End

 

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