17th April 2004

Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, some tarns and a waterfall.


Walk Overview
Time 07:15 to 12:15
Duration 4 hr
Distance 9.1 mile
Ascent 2756 ft
Walking with On my own
Gutherscale - Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Launchy Tarn - Dale Head Tarn - Waterfalls - Castle Nook Mine (disused) - Goldscope Lead Mines (disused) - Little Town - Skelgill - Gutherscale
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Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Gutherscale (below Cat Bells)

A convenient car park for an ascent of Cat Bells, and access into both Newlands Valley and Borrowdale, but be warned, if you try to park here in the middle of the day it's doubtful that you'll get a space.

On a positive note, parking is free.


Route Map

Early morning sunlight. Towards Causey Pike and Barrow

Looking towards Newlands Pass and the north western fells

Hindscarth and Robinson from the path up Cat Bells.

Hindscarth and Robinson from Cat Bells summit.

Looking back down Cat Bells, over Derwent Water and Keswick towards Skiddaw

Derwent Water and Thirlmere Fells

Over Derwent Water towards Blencathera from Maiden Moor

Cat Bells, Derwent Water, Keswick and Skiddaw from Maiden Moor

High Spy and Dale Head from Maiden Moor

An un-named tarn near High Spy, with Causey Pike behind

High Spy summit cairn

Launchy Tarn looking over Miners Crag with Causey Pike in the distance

The same view from between Launchy Tarn and Dale Head Tarn

Dale Head Tarn

Near Dale Head Tarn. Looking towards Causey Pike.

Waterfalls near the path leading back down into Newlands

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