8th August 2004

Hindscarth and Robinson from Newlands Church


Walk Overview
Time 08.20 to 13.05
Duration 4 hr 45 min
Distance 6.7 mile
Ascent 2526 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Chapel Bridge - Newlands Church - Low Snab - Scope End -Hindscarth - Littledale Edge - Robinson - High Snab Bank - Newlands Church - Chapel Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Chapel Bridge, Newlands Church

The narrowest of country lanes lead you to this small car park set in the gorgeous Newlands Valley.

The car park is free, but it does fill up very quickly during the busier times of year.


Route Map

Newlands church.

Robinson from the road that runs next to Newlands church.

Low High Snab and High Snab standing at the bottom of High Snab Bank. The fells on the skyline are L - R Wandope, Scar Crag, Sail and Scar Crags. It was starting to get very hot, but at least the breeze made it feel a little less humid than the last couple of walks I've done.

Robinson from near High Crags.

Scar Crag, Sail and Scar Crags again, this time from High Crags.

Looking back down our route into a very hazy Newlands Valley. The dark coloured fell at the back of the picture is Cat Bells and you can just see Derwent Water to the left of this. The wind was getting stronger as we were gaining height. We could tell by the speed of the clouds that it was going to be bad at the top.

Hindscarth shelter cairn. It was very hazy by now and not really worth taking any long distance photos. The wind was much stronger now and in a couple of places we needed to hold onto each other.

Robinson from the bottom of the Littledale Edge path. You can see the cloud starting to build up to the left of the photo. Gale force winds and heavy rain was forecast for later in the day.

Our approach to Robinsons summit.

Robinson summit.
At one point on the route off Robinson a gust of wind actually blew Jennifer onto the ground. Even though the wind was so strong it was still quite hot and we could feel the heat of the sun shining on us.

Newlands Valley with Blencathra in the far distance. Cat Bells and Knott End are on the right side of the picture. The photo was taken from the path leading off High Snab Bank.

A sheltered spot for something to eat. This path leads to Low High Snab and eventually to Newlands church.

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Lake District Walks