29th December 2003

A frosty day in Newlands Valley and Borrowdale.


Walk Overview
Time 10:00 to 14:00
Duration 4 hr
Distance 10.5 mile
Ascent 1332 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Portinscale - Ullock - Newlands Beck - Stair - Skelgill Farm - Side of Cat Bells - Grange - Derwent Water - Keswick - Portinscale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking near Portinscale suspension bridge

This is somewhere I tend to start walking from qutie a lot. It's nice and handy for Keswick, Borrowdale, Newlands Valley, Skiddaw, Latrigg and even the Castlerigg Stone Circle area.

The parking is free and no matter at what time of year or time of day I've always managed to get a space here.

From here you're only about 10 minutes walk from Keswick with everything the town has to offer, and in the opposite direction you're less than 5 minutes walk from Portinscale.


Route Map

Grisedale Pike and Portinscale

Grisedale Pike from near Ullock

Skiddaw and Newlands Beck

Newlands Beck

Causey Pike from Skelgill Farm

Blencathera and Derwent Water

Grange Church



Derwent Water



An old tractor near Lodore

David Hall -
Lake District Walks