15th October 2016

A short walk over Barrow

Time 1:30 to 3pm
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 1200 ft is close enough
Walking with On my own
Newlands Valley road - Barrow - Barrow Door - 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.
There is also space for a couple of cars on the roadside hear Stoneycroft Gill.

Parking is free.

Route Map


Only a short walk today I'm afraid. It rained this morning so I stayed in the house, we're going away tomorrow so I didn't have much time and besides all that, the cloud and haze did nothing to show the place off. Still, it was nice to get out even if it was only for an hour and a half.

Newlands Valley with Cat Bells and Maiden Moor looking very hazy in the distance.

At the bottom of Barrow I look down on Braithwaite.

A close up of Portinscale, Keswick and Latrigg.


While I enjoyed 23.5 seconds of sunshine, the northern fells all blended together among the haze and cloud.

Stile End, Outerside and Grisedale Pike seen from the top of Barrow.

Looking down to Stonycroft Gill.

and looking back up it.

Looks like it's brightening up now.

And to finish, the weak sunshine finds it's way as far as the valley to show off the autumn colours which are beginning to look really lovely.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks