Walk : The Newlands Round
Date : 22nd June 2011
Weather : Overcast, threatening rain
Route Details : Hawse End, Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dalehead, Hindscarth,
Scope End, Little Town, Hawse End
Distance : 7 miles
This circular can be done either clock or anti-clockwise. If and when I do it again, my preference would be to start at
Little Town and ascend Scope End, as coming down from the clockwise route was quite tough on the joints considering
the lack of height overall in comparison. To descend Cat Bells via the engineered pathway is a lot easier
With a gathering mass of cloud ahead, the climb up to Cat Bells starts along the pathway from Hawse End
As height is gained,
Blencathra to the north from Cat Bells summit
Looking back to the summit of Cat Bells on the way to Maiden Moor. The path to follow is clear throughout.
Looking ahead to Maiden Moor and the dark clouds loom.
Here a glimpse of the Mosedale Round fells from Maiden Moor
The next objective the cairn on High Spy
As I near the summit cairn on High Spy it dawns on me Im the only sole about attempting to do what Im
attempting to do oh heck !!!
Causey Pike about to be shrouded in cloud
As I get to a higher vantage point and the first glimpse of the highest part of the climb its apparent that the same
thing as already happened at Dale Head
Just before the heartbreaking descent to Dale Head Tarn a glimpse of Great Gable in the background just !!
As I start to swing round the ridge from Dale Head to Hindscarth
On the way down to the tarn a considerable loss of height !!
Just the odd peep of sunlight. Shortly after this the heavens opened
Swinging round now on the descent from Hindscarth, you can just make out the summit cairn on Dale Head
Back down to Little Town now having just endured the steep descent of Scope End
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