2nd January 2010

Barrow and Outerside


Walk Overview
Time 11.00 to 14.50
Duration 3 hr 50 min
Distance 5 mile
Ascent 1120 ft
Walking with Roger Hiley and John Patterson
Newlands Valley Road - Barrow north ridge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stile End - Low Moss - Outerside - High Moss - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Newlands Valley

Newlands is my favourite of all the Lakeland valleys and this car park offers easy access to the very heart of the place. For those with a preference for higher places, Causey Pike and Barrow are both within easy reach of the car park.

Parking is free.


Route Map

Leaving the Newlands valley road and heading up the bridleway to the bottom of Barrow.

Braithwaite Lodge, Braithwaite and Bassenthwaite Lake seen as we joined the main ridge route up Barrow.

The view to Barrow summit.

Barrow summit

Roger, Harry and Bethan in front of (or rather above) Newlands Valley.

Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail and Outerside, blending in with the sky and each other.

Heading up to Stile End was great fun as a heavy snow shower reached us.

Looking ahead to Outerside.

Dark clouds passing over.

On route to Outerside, which always feels much further from this direction than it should.

The snow had stopped by now and it was looking much brighter to the north and east, but, , , none of the sunshine found its way to us.

Steeply does it, but the top isn't far away.

Sunshine on the northern fells,

, , and also on the eastern fells

A close up of Clough Head.

Sail, Crag Hill and Coledale Hause.

Zooming in on Calfhow Pike and Great Dodd from High Moss.

And from the same place without zooming.

On the Stonycroft Gill path and looking towards Stile End and Barrow.

Looking back up the path.

Cat Bells seen on the opposite side of Newlands Valley.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks