4th September 2005

A walk through Newlands Valley.


Walk Overview
Time 10.00 to 13.15
Duration 3 hr 15 min
Distance 7.6 mile
Ascent 1010 ft
Walking with On my own
Portinscale - Ullock - Stair - Little Town - Skelgill - Nicol End - 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

A quiet Sunday morning in Portinscale.
After yesterday's long walk I thought I'd have a lie in and then have a short walk through Newlands Valley instead of going back onto the fell tops. It was the perfect day for this type of walk, with good clear views, very warm sunshine and chance to see some lovely countryside at its best.

The Skiddaw fells from the footpath between Portinscale and Ullock.

Cattle grazing just past Ullock.
The fell in the background is Barf (without the trees).

Newlands Beck.

The Skiddaw fells again, this time from the fields next to Newlands Beck.
As I said earlier; this walk offers the chance to walk through some lovely countryside.

Between Stair and Little Town and looking across to Ard Crags, Sail, Scar Crags and Causey Pike.

From the same place, looking back along the road towards the Skiddaw fells.

A rather hazy view of Hindscarth and Robinson, taken from Little Town.

Little Town, Newlands Valley and the Skiddaw fells.

Causey Pike and Scar Crags from the track above Little Town.

From the same place, zooming in on the people standing on Cat Bells summit.

Causey Pike, Outerside, Grisedale Pike and Barrow. Taken from the track near Skelgill.

Part of the woodland track between The Park and Nicol End.

Looking over Derwent Water to one of the many different views of the Skiddaw fells along this walk. This one was taken from the landing stage at Nicol End.

Cattle in the River Derwent from next to the suspension bridge at Portinscale.

And again.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks