5th June 2012

Barrow before it rained


Walk Overview
Time 08.55 to 11.25
Duration 2 hr 30 min
Distance 4.4 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - Barrow - Newlands road - Braithwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Braithwaite Village

The best option are the half dozen or so spaces outside the school. Other than that, it's a case of finding a space in the centre of the village.


Route Map

The forecast was pretty grim for this afternoon so we headed out for a short walk over Barrow before the rain was due to arrive. Our timing was perfect as it turned out. Halfway home it started raining.

The Skiddaw fells seen from the path to High Coledale.

Looking in the opposite direction you see the knobbly top of Causey Pike straight ahead and Barrow up in the left.

A sort of close up of Bassenthwaite Lake and Binsey.

Continuing to walk steadily upwards we head towards Stile End. Instead of going right to he top, we turned onto the path you may be able to see running across the side of the fell.

The previously mentioned path running across the side of the fell.
Binsey, Braithwaite and the Skiddaw fells are all in the background.

Just above Barrow Door and looking towards Outerside.

While Jennifer admires the view, I can't help but notice the ever darkening skies.
That's Causey Pike directly behind Jennifer.

Barrow summit.
In the background are Blencathra, Keswick, Derwent Water, Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, Clough Head and the Dodds.

Down the north ridge on Barrow we go.

Newlands Valley.

Not far from the bottom of the ridge now and Jennifer suggested doing a quick loop around the Little Braithwaite side of the fell instead of heading straight back.

Looking across Newlands towards Swinside.

A close up of Swinside (the hamlet)

and a close up of Swinside (the fell).

To finish, here's a long distance view through Newlands Valley.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks