21st June 2016

An afternoon above Braithwaite and in Newlands Valley

Time 1:30 to 5pm
Duration 3 hr 30 min
Distance 7.6 mile
Ascent Somewhere close to 2000 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stile End -Low Moss - Outerside - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley road - Stair - Newlands Beck - Little Braithwaite - 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.
Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map


A lovely sunny afternoon in Braithwaite as we set off on a walk over Barrow, Stile End and Outerside.

The northern fells seen behind Braithwaite.

A close up of Grisedale Pike.

Only a short walk out of Braithwaite and you find yourself at the bottom Barrow and on the open fellside. In the distance you can just make out Bassenthwaite Lake and behind that is Binsey.

Gaining height we now see across to the eastern fells, the central fells, Derwent Water and below us is Newlands Valley.

Blimey, that wasn't half flying close to the ground.


Barrow summit view.

Turning around we get a view of Stile End and Grisedale Pike.

Looking back across to Barrow from Stile End summit.

Outerside summit.

Time to head down the Stonycroft Gill route to Newlands Valley. Right ahead of me are Stile End and Barrow.

Just about out of the breeze now and the temperature was steadily rising. Here I look across to Derwent Water, Walla Crag, Clough Head and Great Dodd.

A close up of Skellgill.

Couldn't really ask for anywhere nicer could you.


And to finish, we walk alongside Newlands Beck where every now and again we look around to see the view back through the valley to Cat Bells.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks